Wisconsin unemployment rate unchanged for 4th month

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained at 3.9% in July for the fourth month in a row, the state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday, Aug. 19.

The nationwide unemployment rate in July was 5.4%. A year ago, in July 2020, the Wisconsin unemployment rate was 7.2%.

Wisconsin added 12,400 private-sector jobs in July, bringing the total to 196,200 more than a year ago.

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