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Jobless rate for the area drops again
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MADISON - As the harvest season opened up this year, August unemployment rates in Green and Lafayette counties were down again - for the fifth straight year in a row. Both counties saw their monthly unemployment rates drop in August from July, as did 67 other counties in the state, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary estimates released last week by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Green County's August unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from 5.8 percent in July.