Wisconsin continues to lag behind the nation in its private sector job growth.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Wisconsin created almost 1.6 percent more jobs during the year ending March 31, which was below the national average of 2.1 percent. Wisconsin ranked 33rd among the 50 states in its pace for creating jobs. The state added more than 37,000 jobs during a 12-month period that ended in March.
The figures come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, the most comprehensive job data available because it surveys 96 percent of employers.