The Department of Workforce Development recently released the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of unemployment and employment statistics. According to the DWD, preliminary October 2017 rates decreased in all 72 counties when compared over the year to October 2016 rates and decreased or remained the same in 69 of the 72 counties over the month when compared to September 2017. Adams County’s unemployment rate in October was 3.9 percent, Juneau County’s was 2.7 percent, Monroe County’s was 2.4 percent, Vernon County’s was 2.6 percent and Sauk County’s unemployment rate was 2.5 percent. These rates are not seasonally adjusted.