Department of Workforce Development: BLS Data: Wisconsin Ranks 2nd Nationally, 1st in the Midwest for Number of Manufacturing Jobs Added Year over Year
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MADISON – Today, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen released the following statement on the state by state rankings released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing that Wisconsin's economy continues to outperform the majority of states in a variety of measurements:
"Building on yesterday's strong job numbers, today's state by state rankings show that Wisconsin continues to add family supporting manufacturing jobs at a quicker rate than the vast majority of states," Secretary Allen said. "The size of our labor force has reached record heights, more people are employed in Wisconsin today than ever before, and the year over year reduction in our unemployment rate ranks tied for 1st in the Midwest and tied for 8th nationally. These measurements demonstrate now, more than ever before, that our pro-growth strategies and focus on worker training and meeting the needs of Wisconsin employers is creating a strong environment for economic prosperity."
Highlights of today's release include:
Other indicators of the strength of Wisconsin's economy include:
View the BLS Data.