Beloit had the fourth highest unemployment rate among the largest communities in Wisconsin in September, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Development.

Beloit had an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent in September, down from 5.5 percent in August and down from 5.4 percent in September of 2015. Beloit started out the year with an unemployment rate of 6.4 percent in January, which was up from 5.6 percent in December.

Racine had the highest unemployment rate among Wisconsin�s 32 largest communities at 5.6 percent in September, down from 6.7 percent in August. Milwaukee had the second highest rate in the state at 5.3 percent in September, down from 6.3 percent in August. Kenosha was listed as the third highest unemployment rate, but it was the same as Beloit�s at 4.7 percent in September, down from 5.3 percent in August.

Nearby Janesville had the seventh highest jobless rate in the state at 4.1 percent in September, down from 4.5 percent in August and down from 4.8 percent in September of 2015.

Fitchburg had the lowest unemployment rate in Wisconsin at 2.4 percent in September, down from 2.6 percent in August and down from 3.1 percent in September of 2015. Sun Prairie had the next lowest unemployment rate at 2.5 percent in September, down from 2.8 percent in August. Madison had the third lowest rate in the state at 2.6 percent in September, down from 2.7 percent in August.

All 32 communities tracked by the Department of Workforce Development recorded unemployment rate declines between August and September.

Rock County had an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent in September, down from 4.3 percent in August and down from 4.5 percent in September of 2015.

Walworth County had an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent in September, down from 4.0 percent in August and down from 4.0 percent in September of 2015.

Jefferson County had an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent in September, down from 3.9 percent in August and down from 3.7 percent in September of 2015.

Menominee County had the highest unemployment rate among Wisconsin�s 72 counties at 6.6 percent in September, down from 8.6 percent in August and down from 7.9 percent in September of 2015.

Dane County had the lowest unemployment rate in Wisconsin at 2.6 percent in September, down from 2.8 percent in August and down from 2.9 percent in September of 2015.

Unemployment rates declined in all 72 counties in Wisconsin between August and September.

Wisconsin�s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in September, down from 4.2 percent in August and down from 4.6 percent in September of 2015.

The national unemployment rate was 5 percent in September, up from 4.9 percent in August, but down from 5.1 percent in September of 2015.