MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey data for the month of November 2021.

In brief, the JOLTS data for Wisconsin showed:

  • Wisconsin hires declined slightly to 119,000 over the month. Hires decreased over the month in Iowa and Michigan as well.
  • Job openings in Wisconsin decreased month-over-month to 209,000. Openings in all Wisconsin border states and the United States also declined month-over-month.
  • Wisconsin quits increased over the month to a record high 97,000. All Wisconsin border states and the U.S. as a whole saw increases over the month, with the national numbers also reaching a record high.

Today’s state JOLTS release follows yesterday’s release of state Current Employment Statistics (CES) and Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) for the month of December, which showed that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent in December 2021, a record low.

The state level JOLTS data can be accessed at BLS: State Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary

Other Wisconsin labor data can be viewed on DWD’s premier source for labor market information,

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