Marquette Wire

Recent job growth points to improvement in Wisconsin economy

Joel Mathur

January 22, 2013

The economic recession has technically been over for more than two years, but with a stagnant Congress and only marginal gains in employment at times, the full-speed recovery that some economists would like to see has eluded...

Report shows rise in jobs, job-seekers

Claudia Brokish

November 8, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October job report last Friday showing that the nation's unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent, with the economy creating 171,000 jobs. In the days leading up to its re-elect...

Bureau of Labor Statistics shows positive job growth in Wisconsin

Emily Fischer

October 9, 2012

Wisconsin added 37,500 jobs between March 2011 and 2012, according to the latest quarterly report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wisconsin’s 1.7 percent growth in the private sector ranks it 38th in the nation....

August job creation down from previous months

Emily Fischer

September 13, 2012

Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy gained 96,000 jobs in August, a number down from the previous average job gains of 139,000 per month in the earlier months of 2012. A majority of these...