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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, May 20, 2021
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722

BLS Data: Wisconsin Adds 9,300 Total Non-Farm, 8,200 Private-Sector Jobs in April

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary employment estimates for the month of April 2021. The data shows that Wisconsin's total non-farm jobs increased by 9,300 over the month, while private-sector jobs increased by 8,200 over the same period. Wisconsin's unemployment rate in April was 3.9 percent, while the national unemployment rate in April was 6.1 percent.

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