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November 2014 - Seasonally Adjusted
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Source: Wisconsin LAUS and BLS CPS

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Unemployment Release

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.

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Wisconsin's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2014 was 5.2 percent, down from 5.4 percent in October and down from 6.4 percent in November 2013. Without seasonal adjustment, November's rate was 4.7 percent, up from 4.6 percent in October and down from 6.0 percent in November 2013.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2014 was 5.8 percent, unchanged from October and down from 7.0 percent in November 2013. Without seasonal adjustment, the U.S. rate for November was 5.5 percent, unchanged from October and down from 6.6 percent in November 2013.

Upcoming Wisconsin Job Fairs, 2014

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.

Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training grants

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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.

Skill Explorer: The new Wisconsin job search

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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.

Quarterly Initial Claims Publication Updated

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(9/17/2014) The 2014 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.

Multiple Worksite Reporting now available online

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(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: mwr@dwd.wi.gov

United States Census Bureau LED Extraction Tool

(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.

Characteristics of Veterans

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(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.

JCW Monthly Metrics

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(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.

Updated Items

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 Statistics (BLS).

  • Producer Price Index
  • Real Earnings
  • Extended Mass Layoffs
  • Job Openings and Labor Turn Over
  • Veterans Labor Force Status
  • Business Employment Dynamics
  • U.S. Import and Export Prices Indexes
  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation
  • Consumer Price Index
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