Wisconsin Job Watch - March Data Update

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April 27, 2015

As we reported last  month, Wisconsin’s job market finally recovered to pre-recession levels in February of this year, But the strong growth that kicked off 2015 did not hold up. The latest federal data on Wisconsin jobs show a net loss of 4,300 jobs. Private sector job loss was actually 5,000 but the creation of only 700 new jobs in the public sector helped. Even with the bad month, Wisconsin jobs exceed the pre-recession level by 7,700 jobs. But the population has grown considerably since 2007. For the labor market to feel today like it did before the recession, Wisconsin still needs an additional 108,000 jobs. 

 

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