Economists often say when unemployment hits 4.0, the nation is at statistical full employment. After the release of the September jobless numbers, only 7 of Wisconsin's 72 counties are below the statistical full employment level.
State Labor Economist Mitchell Rupp in Wausau looks at the Northwoods numbers...
"....Forest (county)is at 4.5..., Langlade is at 3.6...,Lincoln is at 3.1, Oneida is at 3.0, Vilas is at 3.4,...."
Price county is at 3.4 percent and Iron has the state's second-highest rate at 5.1.