Wisconsin is adding thousands of jobs each month but is still down nearly 100k from last year - Paycheck

Wisconsin is adding thousands of jobs each month but is still down nearly 100k from last year

Wisconsin added 11,100 private-sector jobs in March, but employment is still down by 98,300 compared to March 2020. 

The boost in jobs was primarily driven by the “accommodation and food service” sector, which added 3,700 jobs. However, the sector’s employment is still down 36,000 from last year. 

Industries that showed growth last month include: 

--Construction (2,600 jobs) 

--manufacturing (2,100 jobs)

--health care and social assistance (1,400 jobs)

As far as unemployment is concerned, Wisconsin averaged less than 6,000 new unemployment claims a week in March but still had about 90,000 continued unemployment claims from months beforehand. 

It looks like Wisconsin is doing well but there’s definitely room for improvement!

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