Wisconsin Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2000

5/19/17 – Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has again dropped to its lowest since 2000. State officials says that the seasonally-adjusted statewide jobless rate was three-point-two percent for April. That’s down two-tenths-of-one-percent from March, and it remains well below the national jobless rate for last month of four-point-four percent. The total number of non-farm private sector jobs grew by only 300 in April, but that’s based on a small survey of employers and is often revised the following month. Officials said the state added a preliminary 29-thousand private sector jobs during the year ending in April.