Area unemployment rates lower than year ago
According to preliminary March 2013 figures announced by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development this week, unemployment rates in Pierce and St. Croix counties are lower than they were a year ago.
Pierce County's March rate was estimated at 5.9% as compared to 6.4% a year ago.
St. Croix County's rate was estimated at 6.1%, which is lower than February's rate of 6.7% and the same as January's rate. One year ago, the county's unemployment rate was estimated at 6.3%.