Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is once again below 3% and the state added 4,800 private sector jobs in January, according to the latest data released by the state Department of Workforce Development.
The unemployment rate came in at 2.9% for January, down slightly from 3% in December. The national unemployment rate was 3.4% in January.
The December figure itself was lower than previously reported. Preliminary figures put the rate at 3.2% to end 2022. Job and unemployment figures are regularly updated and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which produces the data, just underwent an annual benchmarking process for state and local labor market data.