Employment Surges in 2017: Wisconsin’s Workforce by the Numbers
"Wisconsin is working."
“Wisconsin is working,” Governor Walker said. “More men and women went to work so far in 2017 than ever before in our history and unemployment claims are at their lowest levels in 30 years. With unemployment near historic lows and businesses hiring across our state, we will continue to focus on worker training initiatives as we move into 2018.”
Wisconsin’s Workforce by the Numbers
|December 2016||November 2017||Progress|
|Number of Employed Individuals||2,988,100||3,065,700||+77,600|
|Total Labor Force||3,114,900||3,168,100||+53,200|
|Number of Private Sector Jobs||2,516,100||2,556,200||+40,100|
|Labor Force Participation Rate||68.0%||68.9%||+0.9 % points|
|Number of Total (non‐farm) Jobs||2,934,300||2,974,400||+40,100|
|Number of Manufacturing Jobs||468,400||483,100||+14,700|
|Unemployment Rate||4.1%||3.2%||‐0.9 % points|
|Number of Unemployed Individuals||126,800||102,400||‐24,400|
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov)
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