08/27/2020- Employment outlooks continue to improve in Marinette County in the state’s latest jobless report. The local unemployment rate in July was at 7.7%, down considerably from the 10.4% recorded in June, but still ranking among the bottom 20% of all counties in Wisconsin. Statewide, the unemployment rate last month averaged an even 7%. That number also improved over June’s 8.6% in the Badger State. DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman says Wisconsin is currently down over 216,000 private-sector jobs over the year, with the vast majority of those declines occurring in the service sector.