La Crosse County Nearly the Best in Unemployment Rate
La Crosse county has climbed back into the state's number two position for unemployment rates. The state's Department of Workforce Development measures La Crosse county's unemployment rate for March at 5.6%. That's four tenths of a percent lower than the month before and seven tenths lower than March of last year. That puts the county just behind Dane county with the lowest unemployment rate in the state. The state says the La Crosse metro area has managed to add just four hundred jobs since March of last year. The state as a whole has shed nearly 24 thousand jobs in the same time period.