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Wisconsin’s Nonfarm Jobs Reach Record High in December


The December 2023 jobs report was released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and it was yet another strong month for the Badger State. For the second consecutive month, Wisconsin’s nonfarm jobs reached a record high. The total number of nonfarm jobs reached 3,026,500 last December, an increase of 4,800 jobs over the previous month and 42,700 jobs over the last year. 

Unemployment also held steady for the second month in a row, remaining at 3.3 percent. The state labor force participation rate reached 65.9 percent, outpacing the national labor force participation rate of 62.5 percent in December. 

Private sector jobs increased by 34,400 over the year, while the healthcare and social assistance sector added 12,400 over the year. The construction sector also saw gains of 5,200 over the year. 

For more details, the full report from the Department of Workforce Development can be found here.