Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since the recession.
Preliminary figures released by the Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was at 5.2 percent in November, down from 5.4-percent in October and 6.4 percent in November of 2013. The rate is the lowest for the state since September of 2008 and well below the national rate of 5.8 percent.
The state added 16,500 private sector jobs in November, which DWD Secretary Reggie Newson says suggests the state has now recovered all that were lost during the Great Recession.
The numbers are based on a small sample of employers and are typically subject to heavy revisions.