Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Remains at or Below 3% for Record 9th Straight Month

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revisions for September and preliminary estimates for October covering employment and job statistics for the state. The data showed that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained at 3 percent in October, marking the 9th straight month that Wisconsin unemployment rate was at or below 3 percent, a state record.

Wisconsin also added a statistically significant 32,000 private-sector jobs from October 2017 to October 2018. The state also added a significant 20,000 manufacturing jobs over the same time period.

“Wisconsin’s employment situation continues to create more and more opportunities for Wisconsin workers, and with roughly 100,000 available jobs on the state’s JobCenterofWisconsin.com website, DWD stands ready to help anyone who is still looking for work, find not only work, but a rewarding career,” DWD Secretary Ray Allen said. “With an unemployment rate of 3 percent, the 9th straight month the state’s unemployment rate has remained at or below the 3 percent threshold, there is no better time to be a job seeker in Wisconsin.”