Wisconsin Sees Unemployment at or Below 3% for a Record Eight Straight Months
"We are moving Wisconsin forward."
“Wisconsin is continuing our record of economic success with our eighth straight month of unemployment at or below 3%,” said Governor Scott Walker. “This is a huge change from where our state was eight years ago with an unemployment rate of 9.3% in January 2010. With our thriving economy and workforce development, we will continue to build on our state’s success. We are moving Wisconsin forward.”
DWD released the following information today:
- Wisconsin’s preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September remained unchanged at 3 percent;
- Wisconsin added a statistically significant 35,900 private-sector jobs from September 2017 to September 2018, with 22,800 manufacturing jobs added over the same time period; and
- Wisconsin added a statistically significant 41,700 non-farm jobs from September 2017 to September 2018. Manufacturing jobs in September totaled 489,700, the highest level since September 2008.
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