Wisconsin Job Watch - August Data Update

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October 02, 2014

Well into the sixth year since the beginning of the Great Recession, Wisconsin remains below the employment levels of December 2009. New data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Wisconsin lost 4,300 jobs in the private sector in August. Nevertheless, private sector job loss was more than compensated for by gains in the public sector. The net change in August was a slight increase for Wisconsing of 3,400 jobs.