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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, July 15, 2021
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722

BLS Data: Wisconsin Adds 10,700 Total Non-Farm, 8,400 Private Sector Jobs in June; Labor Force Grows by 10,000 Over Month

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 2021. The data shows that Wisconsin added 10,700 total non-farm and 8,400 private-sector jobs in the month of June. Wisconsin's unemployment rate in June was 3.9 percent, matching the May unemployment rate. Additionally, Wisconsin's labor force grew by 10,000 people in June, a statistically significant rate of growth according to BLS.

"Wisconsin's June job numbers are another welcome sign of Wisconsin's economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as vaccination rates rise," Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek said. "More and more people are returning to the labor force as demand for services increases and employers begin to ramp up hiring to meet that demand as demonstrated by the strong increase of 8,800 private service providing jobs in the month of June."

View Wisconsin Labor Force Summary

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