Dang: I got so excited with political news last week, I missed the jobs numbers from the Department of Labor! The job situation got a little better in Lake County: 60 people jumped back into our labor force, and 70 more people got jobs! Lake County's February unemployment rate thus reached 5.8%, down from 6.0% in January.
If we can continue that number of new jobs each month, we could meet the LAIC's Forward Madison job goals by the end of April, 2011. Keep your fingers crossed!
Unemployment went down two ticks in Brookings County, too; our northeast neighbors remain the septa-county region leader with just 4.0% unemployment (still one of the highest rates of unemployment in Brookings in two decades). Unemployment went down for most of our county neighbors, but jobless numbers stayed steady in moody (7.8%) and climbed in Kingsbury (6.4%).
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