Employment in the state’s transportation and warehousing sector expanded twice as fast as any other sector over 2020 and 2021, a new Wisconsin Policy Forum report shows.
The group’s latest report highlights the state’s jobs picture over this two-year period, showing how certain industries have recovered more than others. Total employment in December 2021 remained about 2.4 percent — or 69,428 jobs — below December 2019 levels, the report shows. That’s after total employment in the state fell to 2.49 million jobs early in the pandemic, reaching its lowest level in over two decades.
Employment in construction; transportation and warehousing; finance and insurance; and professional, scientific, and technical services had all exceeded 2019 levels by December 2021, the report shows.