Outdated or Unsupported Browser Detected
DWD's website uses the latest technology. This makes our site faster and easier to use across all devices. Unfortunatley, your browser is out of date and is not supported. An update is not required, but it is strongly recommended to improve your browsing experience. To update Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge visit their website.
Tony Evers, Governor
Amy Pechacek, Secretary-designee
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
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 October 2021.
In brief, the JOLTS data for Wisconsin showed:
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 November, which showed that Wisconsin's unemployment rate of 3.0 percent ranked 10th lowest nationally and Wisconsin's labor force participation rate of 66.4 percent ranked ninth best nationally.
The state level JOLTS data can be accessed on the BLS website.
Other Wisconsin labor data can be viewed on DWD's premier source for labor market information, WisConomy.com.
Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development efficiently delivers effective and inclusive services to meet Wisconsin's diverse workforce needs now and for the future. The department advocates for and invests in the protection and economic advancement of all Wisconsin workers, employers and job seekers through six divisions – Employment and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, Unemployment Insurance, Equal Rights, Worker's Compensation and Administrative Services. To keep up with DWD announcements and information, sign up for news releases and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.