But just a glimmer.
The City of Racine is not No. 1 in unemployment and, in fact, our jobless rate slightly improved in August, compared to July.
- Worst in the state is Beloit, with 17.4% unemployment. In July, the city of Beloit's rate was 17.7%.
- Racine is in second place, with 16.2% jobless, an improvement from July's 17.1%. Last year, the city's jobless rate was 8.9%.
Unemployment for the state as a whole dropped to 8.4%, from 8.8% a month ago. But last year, the rate was 4.6%.
State DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman, who released the numbers, said, "August labor market statistics show all metro areas and all but three counties with decreases in their unemployment rates. We see encouraging signs that the economy is improving..."
The full list of state workforce stats is HERE.