Good news on jobs front
The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which revises July 2018 preliminary estimates and looks at preliminary estimates for August, show Wisconsin’s private sector gaining a statistically significant 36,300 jobs between August 2017 and August 2018.
During the same period, the state also added 22,500 manufacturing jobs. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained at 3% or less for the seventh month in a row. The number of Wisconsin manufacturing jobs in August reached its highest level since September 2008.