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Jobless rate increases in Green Bay area, private sector jobs lost in November


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - New preliminary local unemployment figures are out for November and the jobless rate went up half a percent. 

According to the Department of Workforce Development, the Green Bay Metropolitan area’s unemployment rate moved from 5.3% in October to 5.8% in November. 

That data comes from a household survey.   

According to a very small business survey, there was a net loss of 300 private sector jobs.  However, the public sector added roughly 900 jobs.

The figures are subject to revision and are based on data that is not seasonally adjusted. 

The Green Bay metropolitan area includes Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto Counties.