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Byline: Joel Dresang
Dec. 13--Once again this Thanksgiving, Wisconsin led the nation in the rise of new filings for unemployment insurance, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday.
The bounce -- perennially tied to the popularity of deer hunting in Wisconsin -- wasn't as big as the last two years. But that might be a reflection of the economy more than the specter of chronic wasting disease, a state economist said.
For the week ending Nov. 30, initial claims for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin jumped by more than 15,000, better than doubling the filings from the week before, the Labor Department said in a weekly report. The one-week increase …