Milwaukee labor market recovery lagging national average

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Milwaukee's labor market recovery is lagging the national average, according to an MMAC executive.

Susan Koehn, vice president of talent and industry partnerships for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, yesterday said the region has yet to see employment or workforce participation levels return to pre-pandemic levels.

Her presentation included a graph showing the Milwaukee area has recovered about 79,400 jobs from the pandemic dip, representing nearly 70 percent of jobs lost. That leaves about 34,400 jobs remaining before the area's workforce has fully recovered, the graph...

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