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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

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P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
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Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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BLS Data: Wisconsin Adds 32,141 Private-Sector Jobs During 12-Month Period Ending in June 2017

Wisconsin also ranked 12th in number of manufacturing jobs added

MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen released the following statement on today's release of Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage (QCEW) data by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing Wisconsin added 32,141 private-sector jobs and ranked 12th nationally in the number of manufacturing jobs added year-over-year:

"Today's numbers again show Wisconsin is consistently adding thousands of jobs every year under Governor Walker's leadership," Secretary Allen said. "Additionally, our vital manufacturing and construction sectors continue to show year-over-year gains, providing family-supporting employment opportunities across the state. Wisconsin is continuing its strong run of success."

Highlights of today's BLS data include:

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

To view today's BLS release.