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Tony Evers, Governor
Amy Pechacek, 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

Jan. 19, 2024
CONTACT: DWD Communications

DWD Highlights Year of Historic Results for Workforce in 2023 Annual Report

MADISON – From record-low unemployment to all-time high participation in key workforce programs, the year 2023 delivered historic wins for Wisconsin workers, job seekers, employers, and other stakeholders under the leadership of Gov. Tony Evers. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)'s latest annual report showcases the many achievements by DWD and its many partners to support workers and build an economy that works for everyone.

"DWD's 2023 Annual Report highlights what was truly a record-breaking year with important progress for Wisconsin's workers, employers, and job seekers," DWD Secretary Amy Pechacek said. "These achievements are a testament to the commitment of our agency's staff and many workforce partners to carry out Gov. Evers' vision to support and advance Wisconsin's labor market economy. Together, we carry the momentum of historic results during 2023 into a new year of continued collaboration, innovation and achievement."

Examples of highlights from the 2023 Annual Report include:

The full 2023 Annual Report is available on the DWD website.


Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development efficiently delivers effective and inclusive services to meet Wisconsin's diverse workforce needs now and for the future. The department advocates for and invests in the protection and economic advancement of all Wisconsin workers, employers and job seekers through six divisions – Employment and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, Unemployment Insurance, Equal Rights, Worker's Compensation and Administrative Services. To keep up with DWD announcements and information, sign up for news releases and follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.