After a disappointing September jobs report, the nation rebounded in October. But for Wisconsin, October and September both brought good news: an increase in private-sector jobs.
After 83 straight months of growth, the Bureau of Labor Statistics job estimates for the U.S. in September originally showed loss of 33,000 jobs across the nation, which was later revised to a small gain of 18,000 jobs. Financial analysts attributed these low numbers to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as the leisure and hospitality sectors took big hits. In October, the nation saw an increase of 261,000 jobs, according to preliminary estimates.
Wisconsin enjoyed increases in private-sector jobs across both months, and set new records for the number of private-sector jobs in the state in September and October.