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Wisconsin's unemployment rate up slightly in July

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's unemployment rate went up slightly in July.

State labor officials said Thursday that the seasonally-adjusted jobless rate was 5.8 percent last month, one-tenth of a point higher than in June. The national unemployment rate for the month also went up by a tenth, to 6.2 percent.

Wisconsin's jobless rate is again lower than the national figure -- just like it's been for most of the time since 1985.

Also, the state gained an preliminary total of 3,200 private sector jobs during July. That figure often gets revised later on, because it's based on only 3.5 percent of employers' activity.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)