Chippewa, surrounding counties see unemployment decrease
Chippewa County saw a decrease in its unemployment rate in March, as did surrounding counties.
According to figures from the state Department of Workforce Development, the March rate for Chippewa County is 7.8 percent, a decrease from 8.2 percent for February.
For the Eau Claire metropolitan area, which includes Chippewa Falls, the rate also fell from 7.2 percent in February to 6.9 percent for March.
However, the Eau Claire area lost about 800 jobs over the month, and the…
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