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Jobless rate rises in Green Bay metro area; 3,300 jobs added in June


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The Green Bay Metropolitan Area’s jobless rate increased in June while the area added 3,300 new jobs. 

A household survey reported a 6.5 percent unemployment in June, a three-tenths of a percent increase from May. It's a half-percent improvement over last June. 

Tourism-related businesses accounted for a large number of the jobs added, with 1,300, followed by 900 in manufacturing, 400 jobs reported among mostly temp service agencies, and 200 jobs in construction. 

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Labor Market Analyst Jeff Sachse says the rise in the unemployment rate was mainly due to the seasonal influx of college and high school students looking for work.  

The Green Bay Metropolitan Area consists of Brown, Kewaunee and Oconto Counties.