Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to a new post-recession low last month.
Figures released by the state Department of Workforce Development on Thursday show Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in October, down a tenth of a point from September and a big decline from 6.5 percent in October of 2013. It’s the lowest Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has been since the recession hit in 2008.
The state also stayed below the national rate of 5.8-percent.
DWD says the state added about 4,000 private sector jobs last month, while revised September numbers show the state added about 8,100 jobs during that month.