Twenty-thousand jobs were lost in Wisconsin from August to September according to a new report by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy. This followed a period of some leveling off in employment. Manufacturing and construction were hardest hit among sectors. COWS Associate Director Laura Dresser says unlike private sector construction gigs, some of their public sector counterparts were saved by federal stimulus.
We often hear the news of factories laying people off but construction is a trade that somewhat goes unnoticed, to a certain extent.
The labor economist adds people are forgoing rehab work on their homes.
Dresser says with winter approaching there will be additional construction job loss which will vary depending on how the fall weather is.