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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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BLS Data: Wisconsin Ranks 11th in Nation for Average Weekly Wage Growth Since 2010

MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen released the following statement on today's release of Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage Data by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing Wisconsin ranked 11th in the nation in average weekly wage growth since Governor Walker took office:

"With more people employed today in Wisconsin than ever before and an unemployment rate at its lowest point since February 2000, the latest quarterly data also shows six straight years of private sector job growth under Governor Walker's leadership through 2016," Secretary Allen said. "It's important to look at all economic indicators to understand the true picture of Wisconsin's economy, and the economic indicators overwhelmingly point to stable and steady growth in jobs, wages and the economy over the past six years."

Other indicators of the state of Wisconsin's economy include:

BLS' full QCEW report