Wisconsin saw a big boost in private sector jobs in June. The state added almost 13,000 jobs last month in the private sector, the most for any one-month period since September of 2003. The increase was offset slightly by a loss of government jobs, although Governor Scott Walker says the state still added 9,500 new jobs in June.
Walker says it’s a positive indication that the state is on the right track and that more people are out looking for work. The Governor also noted that Wisconsin accounted for more than half of the 18,000 jobs created nationally last month.
Despite the increase, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate did rise to 7.6-percent in June. Although, it still remains about 1.5-percent below the national rate.