Low unemployment rates cause lack of job seekers in Wisconsin
RHINELANDER - It`s relatively easy for a person to find a job in Wisconsin. That makes it more competitive for employers to hire talent, which is creating problems.

"The times are slightly different than any other time before, because we are at this low unemployment level," said Grow North Executive Director Brittany Beyer.

Every county in Wisconsin saw its unemployment level improve in September. Beyer says its caused businesses to be more lenient with such a small pool of job seekers.

"If they have candidates that are eager and might not necessarily have all the skills that they`re looking for, they could and should be willing to think through what skills they could help develop those individuals to obtain," said Beyer.


Tricia Braun, COO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), says there`s just a lack of people in general....
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