MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary employment estimates for the month of July 2022. The state added 10,000 private-sector jobs and 9,900 total nonfarm jobs and the state’s unemployment rate was 3.0% in July.
- Place of Residence Data: Wisconsin’s labor force participation rate declined to 66.2% in July, down from 66.4% in June, but still 4.1 percentage points higher than the national rate of 62.1%. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate in July was 3.0%, remaining near historic lows.
- Place of Work Data: Wisconsin added 10,000 private-sector jobs and 9,900 total nonfarm over the month. Over the year, Wisconsin has added 40,100 private-sector jobs and 36,300 total nonfarm jobs.
“Today’s report shows that Wisconsin’s economy continues to add jobs while our unemployment rate remains near record lows,” DWD Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek said. “Wisconsin employers continue to have jobs available, and at DWD, we will work tirelessly to connect workers with well-paying career opportunities by providing top-tier worker training and placement services through one of our many programs including apprenticeship, Wisconsin Fast Forward, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and others.”
Today’s full report can be viewed on DWD’s premier source for labor market information, WisConomy.com.