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State Senator Joe Leibham to not seek recount for last week's election

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Joe Leibham will not seek a recount for last week's 6th House District Republican primary. The Sheboygan state senator lost the four man race to State Senator Glenn Grothman by 219 votes, which was close enough to ask for a recount that would have been paid for by local government units. In a statement made Friday afternoon, Leibham said he has contacted Grothman about his decision and wished him well in the November general election.  He adds he is happy of the ...

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Unemployment rate slightly lower

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Unemployment image copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)  All 12 Wisconsin metro areas saw their unemployment rates go down in May, compared to the month before.

Racine and Eau Claire had the biggest drops, at seven-tenths of a percent each. Racine still had the state’s highest unadjusted jobless rate at 8.4-percent. Madison had the lowest at 5-percent. Metro Milwaukee was at 7.3, down two-tenths from April. Milwaukee gained an estimated 3,900 jobs during May, while Madison lost a reported 5,000 jobs and Oshkosh-Neenah lost 1,400.

The job numbers are seasonally-adjusted, and state officials question their accuracy. That’s because they’re based on surveys of three-and-a-half percent of Wisconsin employers. The figures often get heavily revised later on.

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