Newly released numbers by the state Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin added 28,653 private-sector jobs during a 12 month period that ended in March of this year.
The figures are based on a report submitted by the state to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. It represents growth of about 1.3 percent during the reporting period.
The report also shows private-sector wage growth of about 4.2 percent year over year. Construction employment also increased during the time period, adding 3,815 jobs; a 4.5 percent increase.
It remains unclear how Wisconsin will stack up against the other states. The BLS will not release its full report until later on in September.