Department of Workforce Development http://wxpr.org en Jobless Rate Higher In Northern Counties http://wxpr.org/post/jobless-rate-higher-northern-counties <p>While Wisconsin's overall unemployment rate continues to drop, Northwoods unemployment continues above state average. In Iron county's situation, they have the highest unemployment rate in the state.</p><p>State numbers released Thursday show Iron county at 13.2 percent, Vilas is fourth highest at 9.5 percent, Forest is at 8.1 percent, but Oneida, Lincoln and Langlade counties are lower in the 7 percent range. Price county is at 5.3 percent. Wisconsin's average is 5.8 percent.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:40:15 +0000 Ken Krall 12439 at http://wxpr.org Jobless Rate Higher In Northern Counties Jobless Rate Mixed Across the Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/jobless-rate-mixed-across-northwoods <p>Northwoods unemployment&nbsp; levels are falling into traditional patterns says a state economist, but one county in this area now tops the list for joblessness.</p><p>In the Northwoods, figures from the Department of Workforce Development find Price county with the lowest rate at 5.1 percent, Oneida at 6.9 percent, Lincoln at seven percent, Langlade at 7.2, Vilas at 7.8 percent, and Forest at 7.9 percent. Iron county has the state's highest rate at 12.1 percent.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:53:18 +0000 Ken Krall 11263 at http://wxpr.org Jobless Rate Mixed Across the Northwoods Fed Shutdown Slowed Wis. Unemployment Reporting http://wxpr.org/post/fed-shutdown-slowed-wis-unemployment-reporting <p>The recently-ended federal government shutdown is affecting more than federal programs: it's also slowing down the state's reporting on unemployment.</p><p>The Department of Workforce Development routinely puts out local jobless numbers the fourth week of the month. Not this month, as state economist Tom Walsh points out.</p><p>But Walsh says some local trends were seen...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Ken Krall 9823 at http://wxpr.org Fed Shutdown Slowed Wis. Unemployment Reporting Federal Shutdown Slowed State Jobless Reporting http://wxpr.org/post/federal-shutdown-slowed-state-jobless-reporting <p>The recently-ended federal government shutdown is affecting more than federal programs: it's also slowing down the state's reporting on unemployment.</p><p>The Department of Workforce Development routinely puts out local jobless numbers the fourth week of the month. Not this month, as state economist Tom Walsh points out.</p><p>But Walsh says some local trends were seen...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:19:54 +0000 Ken Krall 9759 at http://wxpr.org Federal Shutdown Slowed State Jobless Reporting More Money For Youth, Adult Apprenticeships http://wxpr.org/post/more-money-youth-adult-apprenticeships <P>Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:22:12 +0000 Ken Krall 4990 at http://wxpr.org More Money For Youth, Adult Apprenticeships State Apprenticeship Program Reaches Out http://wxpr.org/post/state-apprenticeship-program-reaches-out <p>The state workforce development agency and Nicolet College are putting the spotlight on manufacturing apprenticeship programs in northern Wisconsin. &nbsp;The&nbsp;agency held an outreach session Friday for local manufacturers.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:41:25 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 4014 at http://wxpr.org