Jobless claims fall here during March, far below rate in 2014

Langlade County’s jobless rate fell to 7.4 percent for March, a marked improvement over a year earlier, but still almost 3 points above the state average.

According to the state Department of Workforce Development, the local jobless rate was 1.6 percent lower than March of 2014 and down .3 percent from February.

The local rate was also a bit better than the surrounding counties of Oneida, 8.3 percent; Forest, 9.6 percent; and Vilas, 10.2 percent. The highest rates in the state were recorded in Door, 11 percent, and Menominee, 11.3 percent.

Full story: Antigo Daily Journal

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