Wisconsin Rises in Private Job Growth
Wisconsin gained 32,282 new private sector jobs from December 2011 to December 2012, putting the Badger State 21st in the nation for private job growth.
According to a release from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) on Thursday, Wisconsin’s total private sector job growth pushed the state up 11 spots from last year.
This ranking is based on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), the most accurate count of jobs data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is based on a census of 95-96 percent of employers in the state.
The report also indicated private employer wages had increased in the state, with wages up 6.2 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011 to the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of $1.5 billion.
Governor Scott Walker’s first two years in office have seen 62,072 private sector jobs created, according to the report.
The press release from DWD can be seen here.