May 26, 2010

Caledonia has state's lowest unemployment rate

Caledonia has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, according to April numbers released this week by the Department of Workforce Development.

The City of Racine had a slight drop in its unemployment rate, falling from 16.5 percent in March to 16.4 percent 14.8 percent in April. The city added an estimated 400 jobs over the last month. The city has about 2,700 fewer jobs than it did in April 2009.

Racine County's April rate fell from 10.5 percent to 9.9 percent. Statewide, unemployment fell 1.6 percent from March to April, but had 46,665 jobs fewer than in April 2009.

Click here for the state's unemployment release.