Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 4 percent in December
MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate is 4 percent, the lowest it's been since January 2001.
The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the rate was 4 percent in December, down slightly from 4.1 percent in November.
The national unemployment rate in December was 4.7 percent, up from 4.6 percent in November.
Private-sector job growth in Wisconsin was basically flat between November and December with just 900 jobs added.