Jobless number down slightly in August
WCLO's Steve Benton reports on the August jobless rates for local some communities
ROCK COUNTY The unemployment numbers are getting better for most Wisconsin communities but there's a long way to go according to state labor officials.
Chief Economist for the state Department of Workforce Development, Dennis Winters, says Rock County's jobless rate fell from 12.8% in July to 12% in August while Janeville's rate fell from 14.1% to 13%. Beloit also saw some improvement but continued to lead all cities in the state with 17.4%. Beloit's July rate was even higher at 17.7%.
Winters says it appears the worst is over but there's still not enough information to show a trend toward a recovery.