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New Richmond, 54017
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Unemployment rates in the counties throughout the west-central Wisconsin region remain pretty much steady in July, according to figures released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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St. Croix County saw an increase from 3.9 percent in June to 4.3 percent in July while Pierce County's went up just .2 percent to 3.7 percent.

Pepin County also say a drop from 4.4 percent in June to 4.3 percent in July while Polk County had .5 increase to 5.2 percent.

Dunn County saw a .1 percent drop to 4.1 percent while Eau Claire County's rate dropped .2 percent to 4.3 percent.

Chippewa County came in at 4.5 percent - a .2percent drop.

Overall the state's unadjusted rate was 4.9 percent the same as in June. The national rate was at 5 percent.

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