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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

Thursday, March 8, 2018
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BLS Data: Under Gov. Walker, Wisconsin Adds Private Sector Jobs for 27th Straight Quarter on Year over Year Basis

Latest quarterly data shows Wisconsin ranked in the top half of states for number of private sector jobs added, top 10 for number of manufacturing jobs added

MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Allen released the following statement on today's Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage (QCEW) data release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which covered the third quarter of 2017:

"Wisconsin's economic momentum is undeniable. For the 27th straight quarter, Wisconsin added thousands of private sector jobs on a year over year basis, and sectors like Construction and Manufacturing added thousands of jobs and were responsible for the majority of Wisconsin's private sector job gains," Secretary Allen said. "Today's release builds on the near record-setting momentum from 2017, and at DWD we stand ready to assist all job-seekers in gaining the skills needed to acquire good-paying, family-supporting careers."

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

To register, search and apply for one of the nearly 95,000 available job opportunities currently posted on the state's online labor exchange website, visit http://JobCenterofWisconsin.com