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Unemployment dips in Douglas County, Superior

Superior Telegram

The Department of Workforce Development released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for metro areas, cities and counties in Wisconsin Wednesday. Overall, preliminary March 2014 unemployment rates decreased in all but 12 metro areas, all but three cities and all but six of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

Superior’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.0 in February to 5.7 in March. Both numbers were less than the unemployment rate in March of 2013, which was 6.2 percent.

Douglas County’s unemployment rate also dropped by the same amount, from 6.8 percent in February to 6.5 percent in March. The unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in March of 2013.