Wisconsin sees both job growth and unemployment rate increase in September

RI, Mass. unemployment rates fall slightly

Wisconsin sees both job growth and unemployment rate increase in September

But the Nebraska Department of Labor says the number is less a reflection of more people being hired as it is having less available workers.The Norfolk area actually lost 136 jobs over the last month.

"With Wisconsin reaching all-time highs in total labor force and number of private sector jobs in September, we are more than ready to meet the workforce needs of current and future employers", said Ray Allen, DWD secretary. Other sectors gaining jobs were education and health services (up 2,000), government (up 1,700), other services (up 1,400), financial activities (up 700), trade, transportation and utilities (up 600) and logging and mining (up 200). The sector saw a drop of 23,300 in its non-adjusted figure. Seven supersectors in the commonwealth added jobs over the year. Construction and manufacturing jobs were up by a total of 3,600. Resident employment and unemployment both declined over the month. That was a significant improvement over 5.4 percent, and 37,900 jobless countywide, reported for August. The changes to the number of unemployed and the unemployment rate were statistically significant in the seasonally-adjusted series. Larimer County had 197,288 people working with 3,822 seeking work. And the rise in the unemployment rate over the last two months is the biggest jump since the recession.

In September 2016, California'sunemployment rate was 5.3 percent.

That national rate for the same period was 9.2 percent and Wisconsin ranks in the middle-of-the-pack in the 12-state Midwest region.

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