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27,000 jobs lost in state last year

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Wisconsin employers cut 27,000 jobs in the year ending in October. That's the biggest annual decline in six years.

State officials said the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent last month, unchanged since September, but up 0.2 from a year ago.

Wisconsin's rate is well below the national unadjusted figure of 6.1 percent. But it's still the highest for an October since 2003.

Only those actively looking for jobs are listed as unemployed.

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