National jobs numbers took a hit in September, but estimates show Wisconsin with a record number of private-sector jobs. That may be because Wisconsin didn’t have to contend with a hurricane.
After 83 straight months of growth, the Bureau of Labor Statistics job estimates for September saw a loss of 33,000 jobs across the nation. Financial analysts attributed this to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as the leisure and hospitality sectors took big hits.
But Wisconsin saw an increase of 8,600 jobs, according to preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
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