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 May 2017 was 3.1 percent, down from 3.2 percent in April and down from 4.1 percent in May 2016. Without seasonal adjustment, May's rate was 2.8 percent, down from 3.0 percent in April and down from 3.8 percent in May 2016.
The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2017 was 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in April and down from 4.7 percent in May 2016. Without seasonal adjustment, the U.S. rate for May 2017 was 4.1 percent, unchanged from 4.1 percent in April and down from 4.5 percent in May 2016.
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.
Looking to obtain a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) certification for a high unemployment area in Wisconsin?
Foreign investors seeking to invest in Wisconsin through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa program can find resources for
requesting certification letters on our TEA requests page.
Questions? Visit our FAQ page.
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.
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.
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have become part of our permanent feature of popular workforce topics. Most of these items are from the Federal Bureau of Labor