BLS Data: Wisconsin Breaks Record in Number of Jobs During June

Yesterday, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD)  released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) job totals for the month of June 2023, which showed Wisconsin’s total nonfarm jobs reached a record high of 3,006,900. This is 52,900 more jobs than a year ago and an increase of 6,900 over the previous month.

Preliminary employment estimates for June 2023 showed Wisconsin’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.5%. The total labor force grew by 14,000 and employment increased by 10,700 over the month of June. Additionally, the state’s total labor force participation rate increased to 65.3%. Nationwide for the month of June, the U.S. unemployment rate was 3.6%, 1.1 percentage points above Wisconsin’s rate, and the national labor force participation rate of 62.6%.