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Wausau has 3rd highest unemployment rate among Wis. cities

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Wausau has the third highest unemployment rate among Wisconsin cities.

Wausau's jobless rate is 12.3 percent, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. 

Beloit leads the state with 16.5 percent unemployment. Racine came in second at 14.3 percent.

Despite those numbers, the state unemployment rate has dropped. It is 7.9 percent, the lowest since February 2009.

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