According to the latest federal data, Wisconsin lost 8,600 jobs in May. On net, 2015 appears to be off to a weak start for the state. In spite of a slight uptick in jobs in April, this loss puts us back to the January 2015 level of emploment in the state: just over 2,877,000 jobs. And the number is important because we are back down to levels of employment the state posted seven years ago, right before the start of the recession. So after a long wait, and some positive signs, the state still hasn’t cleared the benchmark established so long ago. Workers in the state are still waiting for stronger job growth.