Unemployment Rate Stays Steady
The unemployment rate in Wisconsin has stuck under 3-percent for the past six months. The Department of Workforce Development reports that the state unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in July, remaining unchanged from June. Prior to last year, the state unemployment rate never dropped below 3-percent. Governor Scott Walker is pointing to the rate as he makes his case for a third term. But having few people looking for work has also created a worker shortage problem for some businesses.