Wisconsin’s unemployment rate showed a slight improvement in April. It dipped to 7.3 percent, even while the national unemployment rate nudged up to 9 percent.
The seasonally adjusted figures released by the Department of Workforce Development show that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is slightly better than the 7.4 percent rate in March. It’s also an improvement over the 8.8 percent figure from April of last year.
State figures show that the private sector added a net of 3,000 jobs last month, including 2,800 manufacturing jobs. The state lost 1,700 construction jobs.