The state’s unemployment rate continued to fall in March.
Figures released by the state Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin had a seasonally-adjusted jobless rate for March of 4.6 percent – down from 4.8 percent the month before. Once again, it’s the lowest rate for the state since the Great Recession started in mid-2008 and remains well below the national rate of 5.5 percent.
Despite the drop, preliminary data does show the state lost about 5,000 private sector jobs last month.
The monthly jobs data is based on a survey of just 3.5 percent of Wisconsin employers and the final numbers are often heavily revised later on. More accurate quarterly numbers are due out in June.