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Tony Evers, Governor
Caleb Frostman, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

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Madison, WI 53707-7946
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Wisconsin Ranks 1st Nationally in Quarter over Quarter Manufacturing Job Growth

Latest QCEW data demonstrates strong job growth across numerous sectors

MADISON – Earlier this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the latest Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data which showed that Wisconsin ranked in the top tier of states in job growth in both number of jobs and percent growth across several industries.

In brief, the QCEW data released today showed:

Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary-designee Caleb Frostman released the following statement on the QCEW data released by BLS:

"Today's release shows that despite global trade tensions affecting long term manufacturing investment, Wisconsin is outperforming most or all states in numerous categories," Frostman said. "The Evers Administration will continue our comprehensive workforce development efforts, focusing on the quantity and quality of jobs filled in our state, as well as reducing and eliminating barriers to employment. At DWD, our targeted investments in initiatives like reentry programming, apprenticeship, and the recently delivered Mobile Job Center will continue until our economy works for all Wisconsinites, allowing our residents to invest in themselves, their families, and their communities."

The data released today by BLS can be viewed on the BLS website.