Economy & Business
10:51 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Wisconsin Ranks 37th in Private Sector Job Growth

Wisconsin added just under 24,000 private sector jobs from June 2012 to June 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 1% increase.

The national rate was 1.9 percent.  Leading the country is North Dakota with an increase of 3.7 percent. West Virginia is at the bottom, posting a 0.7 percent loss in jobs.

The quarterly statistics are reportedly the most reliable measure of the nation's and states' jobs pictures, because more than 90 percent of businesses are surveyed.