WisBusiness: Jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent; 4,300 private sector jobs lost
The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked down to 6.8 percent in March even as the state lost 4,300 private sector jobs compared to February, the state DWD announced today. Total non-farm jobs dropped by 4,500.
The unemployment rate had been 6.9 percent the previous two months.
DWD officials said the jobs picture was dragged down by a loss of 4,500 jobs in the construction sector. They also pointed to a gain of 2,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector as a bright spot.
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