Unemployment Down In Wisconsin

Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 6:02 am

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate showed slight improvement last month, dipping to 7.3 percent even while national unemployment nudged upward to 9.0 percent.

The state Department of Workforce Development released its seasonally adjusted numbers for April here yesterday . The figures show that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is slightly better than the 7.4 percent rate in March, and markedly better than the 8.8 percent figure from April of last year.

That compares to a national unemployment rate of 9.0 percent, which is an increase from 8.8 percent the previous month but an improvement from 9.8 percent a year ago.

The Associated Press reports that State figures show the private sector added a net of 3,000 jobs last month, including 2,800 manufacturing jobs. The state lost 1,700 construction jobs.

The department says over 28,000 jobs are posted at jobcenterofwisconsin.com.

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