More people going back to work. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has declined for a fourth month in a row. Dennis Winters of the state Labor Department says 6500 seasonally adjusted private-sector jobs were added in July. ‘The private sector is adding jobs, our unemployment rate is coming down,” says Winters. “This has been a bit of a lethargic recovery and it’s taken a little while to translate down to the job side of things. But we’re making progress, slow as it might be, and we think it’s going to continue.” Wisconsin’s unemployment rate of 7.8-percent compares to the national figure of 9.5-percent. The Doyle Administration says 25,000 private sector jobs have been regained since the first of the year.
John Colbert, WIBA