Wisconsin's unemployment rate rose seven-tenths of one-percent in the last month. State officials said Thursday the actual, unadjusted jobless rate for mid-June was 4.9 percent, up one-tenth of a point from a year ago. The seasonally-adjusted jobless rate was 4.6 percent, up two-tenths from May.
"Wisconsin's labor market showed improvement in June with private sector job growth across all major industry groups, particularly summer leisure and hospitality jobs," said DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman. "Also positive is the trend in construction and manufacturing employment, both of which showed job increases in June for the fourth consecutive month."
Still, the Badger State lost almost 18,000 jobs in the year ending in June. Over 13,000 of those jobs came from factory layoffs. The educational and health care sectors kept adding workers – a total of 8800 over the last year.