Unemployment 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 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 Northwoods Unemployment Rate Stabilizes http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-unemployment-rate-stabilizes <p>Unemployment trends for the Northwoods have settled into traditional patterns with the rates coming down in most counties.</p><p>The state released local numbers this week. Iron county continues to have the second-highest rate at 11.2 percent. Forest county is at 9.1 percent, Lincoln and Langlade counties are at 8.7 percent. Oneida county's rate has fallen to 7.1 percent, and Price county has the lowest rate in the region at 6.2 percent.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:51:08 +0000 Ken Krall 6886 at http://wxpr.org Northwoods Unemployment Rate Stabilizes Northwoods Jobless Rate Near Double Lowest State Rate http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-jobless-rate-near-double-lowest-state-rate <P>The jobless rate in the Northwoods remains nearly double of some other areas of Wisconsin.</P> <P>Unemployment numbers released last month by the state showed June joblessness in the region at 11.2 percent in Iron county, 9.6 precent in Forest county, 9.2 percent in both Langlade and Lincoln counties, 8.4 percent in Vilas county, 8 percent in Oneida county. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 5980 at http://wxpr.org Northwoods Jobless Rate Near Double Lowest State Rate Unemployment Rates Fall In Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/unemployment-rates-fall-northwoods <p><font face="Times New Roman">The unemployment rate for most Northwoods counties has slipped below double-digits.</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">The Department of Workforce Development monthly unemployment numbers for May show the lowest rate in the region in Price county at 6.8 percent, Oneida at 8.3, Langlade 8.6, Lincoln 8.8, Forest 9.1, Vilas 9.3 and Iron county the second-highest in the state at 11.5.</font></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:34:45 +0000 Ken Krall 4241 at http://wxpr.org Unemployment Rates Fall In Northwoods Northwoods Unemployment Remains Above Average http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-unemployment-remains-above-average <P>Jobless numbers remain at or near 10 percent for much of the Northwoods but a state economist says one trend could be improving news.</P> <P>The Department of Workforce Development jobless numbers include April unemployment numbers of 14.1 percent in Iron county, second highest in the state. Thu, 23 May 2013 14:50:19 +0000 Ken Krall 2583 at http://wxpr.org