MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reports that the state's unemployment rate dropped to 12% in May.
The state's “safer at home” order closing most nonessential businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic was in effect for two weeks that month before being struck down.
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The 12% unemployment rate was down from the revised 13.6% rate in April.
The national unemployment rate for May was 13.3%. Wisconsin added 72,100 private-sector jobs in May.