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Wisconsin's jobless rate holds at 5.7%; 1,200 private sector jobs lost

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Unemployment in Wisconsin held steady last month.

Workforce Development officials said Thursday that the seasonally-adjusted jobless rate for June stood at 5.7 percent. That's the same as in May, and it's still below the national rate for the month of 6.1 percent.

Officials also said Wisconsin lost an estimated 1,200 private sector jobs during June. However, the figure is based on a small survey of employers -- and it's often heavily-revised later.

The state's unemployment remains the lowest since October 2008, when the financial markets plunged and the nation just started feeling the effects of the Great Recession.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)