New figures: Unemployment up in most Wisconsin cities, counties

MADISON --  Unemployment rates increased in most Wisconsin cities and counties in June. The state Department of Workforce Development reported the latest figures Wednesday.

Unemployment rates increased in 27 out of 32 of the state's largest cities. Racine had the highest unemployment rate at 7.6 percent, up from 7.4 percent in May. Milwaukee was the second highest at 7.4 percent, up from 6.9 percent the month before.

Unemployment rates went up in 51 of 72 counties.

Menominee County was the highest at 11.1 percent followed by Iron County at 9.2 percent.

Madison and Dane County had the lowest unemployment rates for both a city and county at 3.5 percent.

The local unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted and therefore not comparable to the state unemployment rate which was 4.6 percent in June.