Indicators of metro area economic growth held steady in May,
according to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s
monthly report. From May 2013 to May 2014, there was an addition of
12,700 jobs, which is a 1.5 percent rise from 2013. Eight of ten
major industry sectors registered May job gains.
The housing and
real estate indicators still continue to point downward. Existing
home sales and mortgages recorded in Milwaukee County declined.
indicators remain positive. The number of unemployed fell 13.9
percent when compared to a year ago.
totals at Mitchell International Airport rose for the fourth
registrations in the metro area fell for the first time in four