Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the Federal
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announce the latest U.S., State, and local
unemployment rates and analysis.
Wisconsin’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2013 was 7.1 percent, unchanged from
March. In April 2012, the rate was 6.9 percent. Without seasonal adjustment, April's rate was
7.2 percent, down from 7.7 percent in March and 6.8 percent in April 2012.
The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2013 was 7.5 percent, down from 7.6 percent in
March and down from 8.1 percent in April 2012. Without seasonal adjustment, the U.S. rate for April was 7.1 percent, down from 7.6 percent in
March and down from 7.7 percent in April 2012.
Job Center of Wisconsin: Wisconsin Job Centers regularly sponsor or promote
Job Fairs and on-site recruitments
to help connect businesses with job seekers in their areas.
(4/30/2013) The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) in the Department of Labor
reports the employment status of veterans and non-veterans in the labor force.
The annual average data tables by state pertain to those 20 years and over.
(4/18/2013) The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program tracks layoff
actions in Wisconsin by employers with 50 or more employees that result in workers being separated from their jobs.
The 2013 quarterly report maps the number of initial claims by county
and identifies areas of the state where people reside who have recently filed for unemployment insurance benefits.
(1/11/2013) Each month JCW (Job Center of Wisconsin) monthly metrics reports
characteristics of job postings statewide and by local workforce development areas. Featured topics include how job postings have changed over time,
top jobs by area and education, and much more.
(11/2012) DWD Chief Economist, Dennis Winters writes, "The elections are over and TV commercials are back to pharmaceuticals, beer, and automobiles.
Maybe your side won on November 6th, maybe it didn’t, but the economic situation has changed
little and the “fiscal cliff” is staring everybody in the face." . . .
The following topics
have been moved to the Publications section, where they have become part of our permanent feature of popular workforce topics. Most of these items are from the Federal Bureau of Labor