Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined slightly last month, according to new numbers released by the state Department of Workforce Development.
Figures released Thursday by DWD put the statewide unemployment rate for March at 4.5 percent, down a tenth of a percent from February. The national unemployment rate for the same time period was five percent.
The DWD says the state added 11,500 non-farm jobs in March. Private sector employers added 13,000 jobs, with about 4,200 of those in manufacturing. Meanwhile, government employers lost about 1,600 during the same time period.