Unemployment rate falls to 3.8 percent in January

Department Of Workforce Development DWD

Wisconsin in January had an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent, less than the national average of 6.3 percent but still above pre-pandemic levels.

The latest data from the Department of Workforce Development showed the state in January gained 3,700 more jobs compared to December, a 0.2 percent change. But, overall, Wisconsin's employment force still falls short by some 43,300 jobs when compared to the same time last year.

DWD Chief Economist Dennis Winters told reporters the unprecedented nature of 2020 made developing accurate numbers more difficult than usual. But he added that he does ex...

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