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Area unemployment rates remain somewhat steady

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.

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.