Data collected by the Department of Workforce Development shows Wisconsin's job market continues to grow at a strong pace. DWD economist Eric Grosso says 2006 was a continuation of the growth the state has been experiencing since about mid-2004. The state added about 18,700 jobs in just the past year.
Grosso says most of the growth has been concentrated around Madison and Milwaukee, although the Fox Valley is showing strong gains as well.
Grosso says it's hard to predict what will happen with Wisconsin's work force in the long run, but he expects 2007 will show continued growth as well. He says it will likely stay that way for some time, barring any dramatic changes in the economy.