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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, 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
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Thursday, September 17, 2015
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Federal QCEW Data: Wisconsin Creates Almost 40,000 Private-Sector Jobs Year over Year

MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson issued the following statement following today's release of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data showing Wisconsin added over 39,600 private sector jobs during the 12-month period ending in March 2015:

"Today's release from the federal government shows Wisconsin added almost 40,000 private-sector jobs including gains in areas such as manufacturing and construction," Secretary Newson said. "With today's separate federal report showing Wisconsin's unemployment declined to 4.5 percent in August, it is clear that businesses are adding jobs, more Wisconsinites are working and our economy is moving forward."

Highlights of today's BLS release of Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) through the first quarter of 2015 include:

Other indicators that help illustrate the state of Wisconsin’s economy include:

Today's BLS report of QCEW data is available online.

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