Updated: Thursday, 01 Jul 2010, 11:00 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010, 9:41 PM CDT
Traditionally, Racine, where the President touted his economic recovery program Wednesday, has had one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. And that's still the case. The latest report for May from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development shows Racine's 14.2% exceeded only by Beloit (15.8%) among the state's major cities.
In our area, even the 10-point-plus rates in Green Bay (10.5%), Manitowoc (10.3%), and Sheboygan (10.2%) are far below Racine with Appleton (9.6%), Neenah (9.2%), Fond du Lac (8.8%), and Oshkosh (7.5.%) doing even better than that. In every case, the unemployment rates are lower than a month ago and a year ago.
The comparable statewide, not seasonally adjusted rate for May is 7.7%