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Wisconsin Adds 11,800 Total Non-Farm, 11,200 Private-Sector Jobs Over Year
MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary employment estimates for the month of June. The data shows Wisconsin added nearly 12,000 total non-farm jobs and 11,200 private-sector jobs from June 2018 to June 2019. Wisconsin’s June unemployment rate was 2.9 percent, down from 3.1 percent in June 2018.
- Place of Resident Data: Wisconsin’s preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June was 2.9 percent, down from 3.1 percent in June 2018, but up slightly from Wisconsin’s historic low April and May rate of 2.8 percent. Wisconsin’s labor force participation rate in June was 67.2 percent. The national labor force participation rate in June was 62.9 percent.
- Place of Work Data: Wisconsin added 11,800 total non-farm and 11,200 private-sector jobs from June 2018 to June 2019. Over-the-month, Wisconsin added 1,900 total non-farm jobs. Private-sector jobs from May 2019 to June 2019 decreased by 2,300 jobs.
“Wisconsin has thousands of residents who remain counted as unemployed by BLS, and even more that are not participating in the labor force, which is why it is incumbent on both government and private industry partners to concentrate efforts on identifying and removing barriers to enter into the workforce and ensuring the skills people learn are relevant in today’s and tomorrow’s workplaces,” DWD Secretary-designee Caleb Frostman said. “I look forward to working with employers, members of the Legislature, and my colleagues in the Evers Administration to identify solutions to the issues impacting members of our workforce, such as affordable access to child care and transportation as we move forward in the legislative session.”
Today’s full report can be viewed on DWD’s premier source for labor market information, WisConomy.com.