Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dipped for the first time since May and the state added 9,500 private sector jobs in October, according to data released by the Department of Workforce Development.
The preliminary, seasonally adjusted private job figure is the strongest month-over-month gain since January’s 10,400 job increase. It is also the second highest since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011.
The state added 37,800 private sector jobs during the first 10 months of the year, according to the data released Thursday.