Wisconsinís unemployment rate inched up in July to 5.8 percent
from 5.7 percent in June, even as the state added 3,200 private
in unemployment rate matched the national rate, which bumped up
to 6.2 percent form 6.1 percent.
of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson said the
comparison to last year, when the stateís unemployment rate was
6.8 percent shows statistically significant gains. In
particular, he highlighted better employment numbers in durable
positive data Newson pointed to included average unemployment
insurance claims being at their lowest levels since 2000 and
Wisconsinís per capita personal income growth ranking seventh in
the nation for 2013.