BURNETT COUNTY— The unemployment rate in Burnett County rose in December to 4.7 percent, up from November’s rate of 4.0 percent.
According to Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development, 6,952 people were working in the county in December.
There were 327 unemployed in the county in November.
The county’s workforce is 7,279.
Unemployment was a mixed bag in neighboring counties. In Polk County, the rate increased to 3.2 percent, up from November’s rate of 2.9 percent. Barron County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent, down from 4.0 percent in November. In Washburn County, the jobless rate rose to 3.6 percent, up 3.0 percent in November. Douglas County’s unemployment rate rose to 4.7 percent in December, up from 3.0 percent in November.
Dane and Lafayette Counties shared bragging rights for the lowest unemployment rate at 2.6 percent. Menominee County has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 6.5 percent. Wisconsin’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.7 percent, the same as November. The national unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December.