The Wisconsin economy added 15,100 private sector jobs in October, the best month of job growth of the year for the state, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was the best one-month private sector job gain for the state in 23 years, according to the state Department of Workforce Development.
The state also added 1,000 government jobs in October. Wisconsin’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in October.
Including the preliminary October job numbers, the state has added 30,300 private sector jobs year-to-date, according to BLS data.