Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

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October Local Employment and Unemployment Data Released
BLS Data: Wisconsin Adds 58,800 Nonfarm, 54,600 Private Sector Jobs Over the Year
Hope House of Milwaukee Receives Exemplary Award for Diverse and Inclusive Hiring Practices
Public Comment Period Open on Suggestions for UI Changes
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Public Comment Period Open on Suggestions for UI Changes

Attend Public hearing Nov. 17, 2022, or submit written comments Nov. 9-18, 2022

Wisconsin Job Gains Continue with Growth in Leisure and Hospitality, Manufacturing, and Construction
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Wisconsin Job Gains Continue with Growth in Leisure and Hospitality, Manufacturing, and Construction

State has Added Jobs in Eight of Nine Months for 2022

BLS Data: Wisconsin Job Gains Continue; August Unemployment Rate at 3.1%
DWD Offers Online Resource for Public Access to Equal Rights Data
Wisconsin DWD Participating in NASWA’s Integrity Data Hub to Detect and Prevent Fraud
BLS Data: Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.9 Percent; 45,100 Total Nonfarm Jobs Added Over the Year
Wisconsin Insurance Premiums for Worker’s Compensation Decline
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Wisconsin Insurance Premiums for Worker’s Compensation Decline

Insurance Rates Covering On-the-Job Injuries Drop for Seventh Year in a Row

DWD Continues Customer Service Enhancements
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DWD Continues Customer Service Enhancements

Project follows many other accomplishments designed to increase accessibility and use of plain language

DWD Receives $3 Million Unemployment Insurance Navigator Grant
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DWD Receives $3 Million Unemployment Insurance Navigator Grant

DWD to partner with United Migrant Opportunity Services on statewide initiative

BLS Data: Wisconsin Sets Record for Total Number of People Employed
DWD, Milwaukee County Zoo Celebrate Graduation of 12 Local Project SEARCH Interns
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DWD, Milwaukee County Zoo Celebrate Graduation of 12 Local Project SEARCH Interns

Project SEARCH program prepares young adults with disabilities for rewarding careers

DWD Releases 2022 Nurses Survey; Projects Increased Demand Through 2040
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DWD Releases 2022 Nurses Survey; Projects Increased Demand Through 2040

Latest in yearly reports since 2010 uses three models to project results

DWD Announces $700,000 in Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Grants
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DWD Announces $700,000 in Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Grants

Latest WFF awards benefit seven employers and estimated 383 current employees and job seekers

BLS Data: Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate in April Ties Record Low 2.8%
DWD’s Unemployment Insurance Division Releases New Data Dashboard
DWD Announces $1 million Available for Tech Ed Equipment Grants
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DWD Announces $1 million Available for Tech Ed Equipment Grants

Grants Help Pay for High School Lab Equipment; Application Deadline May 10

DWD Upgrade Enables Online Filing for Civil Rights Complaints
Wisconsin Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council Announces Membership, Sets Ambitious Goals
DWD Seeks Input on Draft Request for Proposals
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DWD Seeks Input on Draft Request for Proposals

Draft will be used to contract for Unemployment Insurance System Modernization Project

BLS Data: Wisconsin Adds 9,300 Total Non-Farm, 8,200 Private-Sector Jobs in April
Work Search Requirement for Unemployment Benefits – How to Comply
DWD Announces a New Resource for Wisconsinites: Apprenticeship Navigators
DWD Announces First Recipients of New Workforce Equity Grants
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DWD Announces First Recipients of New Workforce Equity Grants

Grants are funded through a donation from the IKEA U.S. Community Foundation

DWD Sees Surge in Fraudulent Activity
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DWD Sees Surge in Fraudulent Activity

 

January Local Employment and Unemployment Data Released
DWD releases 2021 Unemployment Insurance Fraud Report
BLS Data: Wisconsin Adds 11,100 Total Non-Farm Jobs in January; Unemployment Rate Declined to 3.8 Percent
DWD begins issuing PEUC extension payments
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DWD begins issuing PEUC extension payments

 

Joint Task Force on Payroll Fraud and Worker Misclassification Submits Annual Report to Governor
DWD Secretary-designee Signs Work-Share Program Waiver
DWD Clears Wisconsin Unemployment Claims Backlog
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DWD Clears Wisconsin Unemployment Claims Backlog

Remaining claims within timely adjudication resolution period, UI claims older than 21 days resolved or assigned

DWD Seeks Public Input on Initial and Weekly UI Applications
DWD Releases Information on Unemployment Data
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DWD Releases Information on Unemployment Data

 

DWD Launches Extended Benefit Program; Begins Accepting Applications
October Local Employment and Unemployment Data Released
DWD Releases Information on Unemployment Data
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DWD Releases Information on Unemployment Data

 

DWD Partners with IKEA US Community Foundation to Fund Workforce Equity Grant Program
DWD Releases Information on Unemployment Data
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DWD Releases Information on Unemployment Data

 

DWD Release Information on Unemployment Data
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DWD Release Information on Unemployment Data

 

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Last Payable Week of Extended Benefits is November 7
DWD Employee Linda Preysz Receives Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
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DWD Employee Linda Preysz Receives Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

DWD also recognizes Honorable Mention recipient Geraldine Perry

DWD Releases Information on Unemployment Data
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DWD Releases Information on Unemployment Data