Economy & Business
7:27 am
Fri June 21, 2013

State's May Unemployment Rate Down Slightly

The May unemployment rate slipped to seven percent statewide.
The May unemployment rate slipped to seven percent statewide.

Wisconsin's unemployment rate has fallen a fraction of a point.

The state Department of Workforce Development says the latest jobless rate is seven percent. That’s one-tenth of a point better than April, but unchanged from May one year ago.

The latest statistics show Wisconsin gained 10,400 nonfarm jobs from April to May. The total includes a loss of more one thousand manufacturing jobs and a gain of 4,600 jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry.

The latest report shows 4,200 fewer state employees from April to May.