New data shows 1.5 percent job growth in Wisconsin - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

New data shows 1.5 percent job growth in Wisconsin


MADISON (WKOW) -- State officials have released a new report showing private sector job growth in Wisconsin increased 1.5 percent over the 12-month period ending in June.

The Department of Workforce Development released quarterly employment data on Thursday. The report it is submitting to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows job growth between April and June.

The figures Walker provided show the state added 35,379 private sector jobs over the 12-month period. Government jobs increased by a little over 2,100 during the same period.

The quarterly report is based on a census of 96 percent of Wisconsin businesses.

The DWD also released a monthly report based on a survey of just 3.5 percent of businesses that shows the state lost 6,000 private sector jobs in October. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in October. That's down from 7.3 percent in September.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at