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Tony Evers, Governor
Amy Pechacek, Secretary-designee

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, April 14, 2022
CONTACT: DWD Communications

BLS Data: Wisconsin's Unemployment Rate in March Reaches Record Low 2.8 Percent

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary employment estimates for the month of March 2022. The data shows that Wisconsin's preliminary unemployment rate declined to record low of 2.8 percent in March, down from 2.9 percent in February.

The number of people employed in Wisconsin has reached a record high. The state's gross domestic product also has reached a record high.

"Thanks to continued job growth, Wisconsin's preliminary unemployment rate in March 2022 has declined to a record low of 2.8 percent. The total number of people employed has increased by more than 60,000 and the total number of people counted as unemployed has declined by more than 47,000 from March 2021 to March 2022," DWD Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek said. "For those who are still looking to break into a career, DWD can assist you through any one of the state's in-person job centers or through the JobCenterofWisconsin.com website, which currently has some 142,000 job postings."

Today's full report can be viewed on DWD's premier source for labor market information, WisConomy.com.

View Wisconsin Labor Force Summary


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