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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

July 21, 2022
CONTACT: DWD Communications

BLS Data: Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.9 Percent; 45,100 Total Nonfarm
Jobs Added Over the Year

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary employment estimates for the month of June 2022. Wisconsin's unemployment rate remained at 2.9 percent in June. The state added 45,100 total nonfarm jobs and 44,900 private-sector jobs over the year from June 2021 through June 2022.

"Wisconsin's unemployment rate continues to be lower than the national unemployment rate of 3.6 percent, showing that Wisconsin's economy continues to be strong despite numerous outside pressures such as the conflict in Eastern Europe and continued supply chain challenges," DWD Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek said. "For those still seeking a job or looking for a better job, employers are ready, willing, and able to hire skilled talent. DWD programming can help develop and match skill sets with the needs of employers. I encourage job seekers to visit and get connected with employers or DWD training resources today."

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

View Wisconsin Labor Force Summary


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.