Wisconsin unemployment up for fourth straight month
October 18, 2019 5:30AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate ticked up for the fourth straight month and is up nearly half a point since May.
The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that unemployment in September was 3.2%. That is up from 3.1% the month before and 2.8% in April and May. That tied a record low for the state.
The September rate is also two-tenths of a point ahead of where it was a year ago. But it remains below the national unemployment rate of 3.5%.
Wisconsin gained 1,900 private sector jobs between August and September. The state was up 12,300 private sector jobs over the same point last year.