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Wisconsin unemployment falls to 12% in May

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Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 12:28 PM CDT
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The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reports that the state's unemployment rate dropped to 12% in May.

The state's "safer at home" order closing most nonessential businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic was in effect for two weeks that month before being struck down.

The 12% unemployment rate was down from the revised 13.6% rate in April. The national unemployment rate for May was 13.3%. Wisconsin added 72,100 private-sector jobs in May.

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