Wisconsin’s private-sector job growth continued to lag the national average in 2015, ranking 36th nationally and second from last in the Midwest.

However, with shrinking unemployment, annual wages in Wisconsin grew ninth-fastest among the states and Washington, D.C., and ahead of the national average.

In response to the latest quarterly and annual federal jobs report Democrats called for a jobs summit and an emergency special session of the Legislature on job creation. Read the WiscNews story here.