Wisconsin’s unemployment rate for October was unchanged from the previous month at 4.1 percent – which was still the lowest it has been since February of 2001.
The state is well below the national seasonally adjusted jobless rate for the month of 4.9 percent.
Preliminary figures released by the Department of Workforce Development showed an increase of about 6,000 private sector jobs during October, while the state’s manufacturing sector lost a reported 2,400 jobs. The total service sector grew by 9,000 jobs and government added 4,400 workers.
The DWD also report that Wisconsin gained 27,900 private sector jobs during the year ending October 31.