Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has announced that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate for July was 4.8 percent.
That is a 0.1-percent drop from June 2008, and the same level as it was at the same time last year.
Wisconsin fared better than the 6-percent national unemployment rate for July, which was up 0.3 percent from June, and up 1.1 percent from the same time last year.
From June to July, Wisconsin gained 1,600 construction jobs and 700 manufacturing jobs. July is the fifth consecutive month of gains in both categories.
Government suffered the largest drop in jobs, losing 31,400, which included 27,600 from local government.