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Tony Evers, Governor
Amy Pechacek, Secretary-designee

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Thursday, August 19, 2021
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722

BLS Data: Wisconsin Adds 13,100 Total Non-Farm, 12,400 Private Sector Jobs in July; Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.9 Percent

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary employment estimates for the month of July 2021. The data shows that Wisconsin added 13,100 total non-farm and 12,400 private-sector jobs in the month of July. Wisconsin's unemployment rate in July was 3.9 percent. Additionally, Wisconsin's labor force grew by 9,600 people in July.

In brief, the seasonally adjusted data shows:

"Wisconsin's job numbers continue to show growth despite the Delta Variant's emergence," DWD Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek said. "For individuals that are still seeking jobs, I encourage you to visit JobCenterofWisconsin.com and learn more about the thousands of good-paying employment opportunities available right now, and encourage all individuals that are eligible to get vaccinated to better protect yourself against COVID-19 and variants."

View Wisconsin Labor Force Summary

Today's full report can be viewed on DWD's premier source for labor market information, WisConomy.com.


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