BLS Data: Total Nonfarm Jobs Hit Record High for Second Month

BLS Data: Total Nonfarm Jobs Hit Record High for Second Month

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) job totals for the month of August 2023, which showed Wisconsin`s total non-farm jobs reached another record high at 3,012,400. This is 32,800 more jobs than a year ago and an increase of 5,700 over the July 2023 nonfarm job total.

"In August, Wisconsin reached an historic high in total nonfarm jobs for the second straight month, continuing an economic winning streak that included a record-low monthly unemployment rate and number of unemployed individuals during 2023," DWD Secretary Amy Pechacek said. "While these numbers are incredibly positive, they call out the need to remove employment barriers such as a lack of quality, affordable child care. To maintain the state`s historic economic momentum and support working families and employers, we need to continue investing in priorities such as child care, expanded paid family and medical leave, higher education, and targeted sectors such as health care and education."...


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