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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
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BLS Data: Wisconsin's Year-over-Year Job Gains in Manufacturing Rank 2nd Nationally, 1st in Midwest in October

Wisconsin's month-over-month percent gains in private sector & total nonfarm employment rank in top 10 of US

MADISON – Today, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen released the following statement on the employment data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing that Wisconsin's ranked 2nd nationally in 12-month manufacturing job gains in October and first in the Midwest, and ranked in the top 10 nationally in several measurements among states:

"With our labor force and total nonfarm and private-sector job totals reaching all-time highs in October, today's data now shows Wisconsin is a top 10 state in multiple indicators of the labor market economy during the month," Secretary Allen said. " This is great news for job seekers and job creators, and our continuing investments in developing the workforce will ensure a strong talent pipeline as more Wisconsin employers locate and expand across our state."

Other highlights in today's release by BLS include:

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

View the BLS Data