According to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is down .8 percent in July from a year ago. In July 2021, the state’s unemployment was 3.8 percent and last month unemployment was 3.0 percent. Meaning that currently the state’s unemployment rate is significantly under the national average of 3.5 percent.
Since June 2021, the Green Bay area has added 1,200 new nonfarm jobs and in the Sheboygan area nearly 1,300 nonfarm jobs have been added.
The new jobs, in addition to the state’s low unemployment numbers, are a positive sign for the future of Northeast Wisconsin’s economy.