Wisconsin's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4 percent in December, down from 4.1 percent in November and 4.6 percent a year ago, according to labor reports.
The Dept. of Workforce Development said the state's unemployment rate was the lowest it has been since 2001.
The adjusted U.S. unemployment rate in December was 4.7 percent, up from 4.6 percent in November, but down from 5 percent a year ago. The non-adjusted rate was 4.5 percent, up from 4.4 percent in November.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said nonfarm payroll employment rose by 156,000 jobs in December. Job growth nationally in 2016 totaled 2.2 million, down from 2.7 million in 2015......