Door County Unemployment Rate in July Double 2008

The unemployment rate in Door County is at its highest point in more than 20 years. Statistics from the Department of Workforce Development report more Door County residents as unemployed for the month of July 2009 – 6.9 percent – than any July in recent history.

Of the 19,681 available workers on the peninsula and Washington Island, 1,363 were unemployed in July, typically the busiest month for work in Door County, more than double the number from July 2008. The statewide unemployment rate in July 2009 was 8.7 percent, and nationwide it reached 9.7 percent.

Statistics are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics gathered by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.