WAUKESHA - The
state's Department of Workforce Development released U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics data for June and preliminary estimates for July on
employment and jobs in Wisconsin.
preliminary data, Wisconsin has added 26,500 non-farming jobs and
25,000 private sector jobs from July 2016 to July 2017, with a
significant year-over-year gain of 9,600 manufacturing jobs,
according to a press release.
unemployment rate in July was 3.2 percent, lower than the national
rate of 4.3 percent last month, according to the release.
the announcement that Foxconn will be bringing 13,000 jobs to
Wisconsin, it is exciting to see that our economy continues to
experience year-over-year job growth, specifically 9,600 jobs in
manufacturing," said Department of Workforce Development Secretary
Ray Allen. "Under Governor Walker, Wisconsin's economy is performing
at historic or near historic levels. The governor's investments in
workforce and economic development have prepared Wisconsin for this
one in a generation opportunity to bring thousands of family
sustaining jobs and years of prosperity to the citizens of