Thursday 21 March 2013

Lincoln County Umemployment Up

Posted at 4:47 AM

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Wednesday released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary estimates of unemployment and employment statistics in January for metro areas, major cities and counties in the state of Wisconsin. Lincoln County has the eleventh highest unemployment rate in the state as unemployment jumped from 8.9% percent in December to 11% in January of 2013. Langlade County’s January figure was 10.3% while Marathon County was at 8.1%

Unemployment rates typically are at their highest levels during the winter months. This is especially true of seasonally unadjusted local rates.

The BLS preliminary unemployment estimates for cities, counties and metro areas are based on Unemployment Insurance claims and a monthly survey of 1,450 Wisconsin households (0.06 percent), called the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS). Additional place of work data, available at the state metro levels only, is based on a monthly survey of approximately 5,500 Wisconsin employers (3.5 percent), called the Current Employment Statistics (CES). The CES data series is subject to significant revisions.


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