La Crosse unemployment rate at a new record low

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The City of La Crosse's 2.4 percent unemployment rate is a new record low.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released new data Wednesday showing that La Crosse's preliminary December 2017 unemployment rate of 2.4 percent is a new low for any month on current record.

According to the DWD, half of Wisconsin's 12 metro areas, 18 of the state's largest municipalities and 48 counties either tied or set a new record December low unemployment rates.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data Tuesday showing Wisconsin ranked fifth nationally in the 12-month decline in unemployment rate and had the fifth-highest labor force participation rate in December 2007 of 68.9 percent.

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