MADISON ó In January, Wisconsin
added 4,900 total non-farm jobs, according to data released Thursday
by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Based on numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,
preliminary employment estimates showed Wisconsin added 6,000
private-sector jobs with a significant 5,200 jobs added in the
In January, Wisconsin added 22,600 private-sector jobs over the year
from January 2018 to January 2019. Wisconsinís unemployment rate
remained at 3 percent in January.
The national unemployment rate was 4 percent in January. According
to the DWD, Wisconsinís labor force participation rate in January
was 67.6 percent.