Wisconsin’s unemployment rate ticked up in September, increasing
from 3.4 percent to 3.5 percent.
Department of Workforce Development reported the employment
information on Thursday. It remains below the national unemployment
rate of 4.2 percent.
gained 5,900 private sector jobs between August and September.
Development Secretary Ray Allen says the 2.5 million people working
in private sector jobs in September is an alltime high.
Wisconsin is ‘‘more than ready to meet the workforce needs of
current and future employers.’’
been struggling with a well-documented workforce shortage problem.
As of Thursday, there were more than 102,000 job openings posted on
the state’s official jobs website.
Walker has also
emphasized the need to tackle the worker shortage problem, making it
a focus of his second term.