Number of jobs & unemployment rate fall?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Wisconsin lost 22,300 jobs between February 2011 and February 2012. The BLS also reports that the official unemployment rate in Wisconsin improved from a seasonally adjusted 7.6 percent to 6.9 percent during the same period. How can the unemployment rate and the number of jobs both decline? […]

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What’s driving Wisconsin’s economic recovery?

According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private sector employment in Wisconsin grew by 25,000 (about 1 percent) in the last year. Historically, manufacturing has been a primary driver of the Wisconsin economy. Even after the significant recent job losses in manufacturing, this important sector still provides almost one in […]

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