State Jobless Rate Remains Low

Wisconsin‘s unemployment rate has once again dropped to its lowest since 2000. State officials say that the seasonally-adjusted statewide jobless rate was 3.2 percent for April. That’s down two-tenths of a percent from March, and it remains well below the national jobless rate for last month of 4.4 percent. The total number of non-farm private sector jobs grew by only 300 in April, but that’s based on a small survey of employers and is often revised the following month. Officials said the state added a preliminary 29,000 private sector jobs during the year ending in April.