ECONOMY Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to 4.2% in May 2016, a figure that has reported gradual decline since February 2016, and only a slight change of a 40-basis-points decrease from a year ago. The 4.2% unemployment rate for Wisconsin remains lower than the national unemployment rate of 4.7%. According to The Institute of Supply Management.. read more →

ECONOMY Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained stable at 4.5% in March, down 0.1 percentage points (pp) from February, where it had remained unchanged for over a year. The 4.5% unemployment rate for Wisconsin remains lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.0%. The latest National Manpower Employment Outlook survey once again indicates positive prospects for job.. read more →

ECONOMY Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to 4.5% for August, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point (pp) from the prior month and a 0.8 pp decrease from a year ago. The 4.5% unemployment rate for Wisconsin remains lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.1%. The latest National Manpower Employment Outlook survey indicates the strongest hiring.. read more →

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to 4.6% for May, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point (pp) from the prior month and 0.9 pp decrease from a year ago. The 4.6% unemployment rate remains lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.5%. The Institute of Supply Management Report on Manufacturing scored Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.. read more →

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to 4.6% for March, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point (pp) from the prior month and 1.3 pp decrease from a year ago. The 4.6% unemployment rate for Wisconsin is also the lowest since October 2008 and remains lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.5%.  According to the.. read more →

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to 5.2% for November, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point (pp) from the prior month and 1.2 pp decrease from a year ago. The 5.2% unemployment rate for Wisconsin is also the lowest since October of 2008 and remains lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.8%. The Institute.. read more →

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to 5.5% for September, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points (pp) from the prior month and 1.1 pp decrease from a year ago. The 5.5% unemployment rate for Wisconsin is also the lowest it has been since October of 2008 and remains lower than the national unemployment rate of.. read more →

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The Wisconsin economic momentum continues to show slow and steady improvement.  Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to 5.7% for May, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points (pp) from the prior month and 1.1 pp decrease from a year ago and still remains below the national unemployment rate of 6.3%. The Institute of Supply Management.. read more →

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The Wisconsin economy is making headway with steady signs of recovery as we start off 2014.  Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to 5.9% for March, a decrease of 1.3 percentage points (pp) from a year ago and still remains below the national unemployment rate of 6.7%. The southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois manufacturing sector.. read more →

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Wisconsin’s unemployment rate at 6.3% , continues to beat out the national unemployment rate by 0.7 percentage points according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary data.  Wisconsin has a positive outlook for the coming year, as unemployment is down and revenue is up.  Recently, over 30 businesses announced large economic development projects.. read more →