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Economic wow: St. Croix and Pierce rank No. 1 and 2 in Wisconsin

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For the fourth straight month, St. Croix County had the lowest jobless rate among the state’s 72 counties at 4%. Coming in at No. 2, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, was Pierce County at 4.2%

The Madison area of Dane County was third at 4.5%.

The DWD said rates decreased or remained the same in 71 of 72 Wisconsin counties between July and August. Only Bayfield County experienced a rate increase, going from 7.5% to 8.3%.

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