Gov. Scott Walker cited a growing workforce and a low unemployment rate during his visit with the Pewaukee Chamber of the Commerce on Tuesday, March 27.
Walker touted new preliminary unemployment numbers that show the state at an all-time low of 2.9 percent. Previously, the record low for unemployment was 3.0 percent for a few months in 1999.
Wisconsin, he said, has also reached a record high for the number of people employed in the state, with more than 3 million people now holding jobs. The state’s total civilian labor force also reached a record-setting level, with about 3.16 million people considered actively employed or actively pursuing employment.