Dept. of Workforce Development: BLS Data shows Wisconsin adds 23,800 total non-farm, 13,700 private-sector jobs in September

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary employment estimates for the month of September 2020. The data shows that Wisconsin added 23,800 total non-farm and 13,700 private-sector jobs in the month of September. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate for September was 5.4 percent, down from August’s revised rate of 6.3 percent.

  • Place of Residence Data: Wisconsin’s unemployment rate in September was 5.4 percent, while the national unemployment rate in September was 7.9 percent.
  • Place of Work Data: Wisconsin added 13,700 private-sector and 23,800 total non-farm jobs from August 2020 to September 2020.

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