Governor Walker Keeps Moving Wisconsin Forward
November 27, 2017
[Madison, WI] — Governor Walker’s bold reforms keep moving Wisconsin forward. Job creation estimates for the month of October show Wisconsin outpacing its neighbors – with the total number of private-sector jobs hitting an all-time high.
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Private-sector jobs in Wisconsin hit record high for second month in a row, October preliminary estimates show
The Cap Times
Lisa Speckhard Pasque
November 24, 2017
After a disappointing September jobs report, the nation rebounded in October. But for Wisconsin, October and September both brought good news: an increase in private-sector jobs.
After 83 straight months of growth, the Bureau of Labor Statistics job estimates for the U.S. in September originally showed loss of 33,000 jobs across the nation, which was later revised to a small gain of 18,000 jobs. Financial analysts attributed these low numbers to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as the leisure and hospitality sectors took big hits. In October, the nation saw an increase of 261,000 jobs, according to preliminary estimates.
Wisconsin enjoyed increases in private-sector jobs across both months, and set new records for the number of private-sector jobs in the state in September and October.
October brought 9,500 private sector jobs to the state, according to preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released Friday. Altogether, the total number of estimated private-sector jobs in Wisconsin is 2,553,900, the highest it’s ever been.
Surrounding states didn’t fare as well in October. Illinois gained 5,200 private-sector jobs, but Iowa lost 1,100, Michigan lost 500 and Minnesota lost 5,000.
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