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Wisconsin’s Employment Rate Up Slightly

MADISON, WI (AP)–Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is up slightly after two months at a record low.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate for June was 2.9%, up slightly from the 2.8% in April and May.

Those two months had matched the record low of 2.8% reached in April 2018. The state’s rate remains below the national average of 3.7%. Wisconsin lost 2,300 private sector jobs between May and June.

The state was still up 11,200 private sector jobs over the same point last year.

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