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 October 2013 was 6.5 percent, down from 6.6 percent in
September, 6.7 percent in August and 6.8 percent in October 2012.
Without seasonal adjustment, October's rate was 5.7 percent, down from 5.9 percent in September, 6.2 percent in August and 5.9 percent in October 2012.
The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2013 was 7.3 percent, down from 7.2 percent in September and down from 7.9 percent in October 2012.
Without seasonal adjustment, the U.S. rate for October and September was 7.0 percent, down from 7.5 percent in October 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.
Department of Workforce Development: Skilled workers, smart business, strong Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Fast Forward program is now accepting applications for worker training grants.
The program makes investments to prepare workers for jobs available today and in the years to come.
Department of Workforce Development: Linking people, skills and knowledge to job postings.
Skill Explorer is a free tool allowing Wisconsin workers
to search for employment opportunities that match their existing skills and training.
(10/16/2013) 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.
(9/10/2013) Attention business owners...submit your location information electronically! If your business has multiple locations in Wisconsin
with 10 or more employees in their combined secondary locations covered under one Unemployment Insurance (UI) account number
you can complete the blank fillable Multiple Worksite Report (MWR)
online! Please send completed forms by fax or mail listed in Step 5 on the Instructions page.
Questions? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(6/19/2013) The United States Census Bureau offers an LED Extraction tool
which enables streamlined access to the public-use data produced through the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership.
This tool provides CSV files for the exact variables and characteristics requested by users.
(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.
(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.
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