Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released both national and state unemployment and jobs data from September. According to the national employment situation report, the national unemployment rate is at 3.5 percent which is .2 percent lower than August.
Wisconsin’s September unemployment was 3.0 percent, which is a 0.1 percent increase from August 2022.
Despite this, based on preliminary data, the state has added about 7,000 new nonfarm jobs from August to September with some of the largest increases coming from the manufacturing, trade, financial, leisure, and hospitality.
The full Bureau of Labor Statistics state report can be found here.