Wisconsin’s unemployment rate ticked-up in December. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the state’s jobless rate was five-and-a-half percent last month. It was five-point-three percent back in November. Wisconsin is in the middle of the pack in the Midwest. Iowa has the lowest unemployment rate in the region at three-point-one percent. Illinois has the worst at seven-point-six percent. The U-S jobless rate was six-point-seven percent in December.