Wisconsin ranked 28th in the nation in private sector job growth in the latest "gold standard" job numbers, even as it trailed the United States economy as a whole.
Wisconsin added 32,141 private sector jobs from June 2016 to June 2017 for a growth rate of 1.3 percent. The national economy added jobs at a rate of 1.9 percent over that period.
Among neighboring states, Minnesota (2.0 percent) and Michigan (1.7 percent) added jobs at a faster rate, while Wisconsin outpaced Illinois (1.1 percent) and Iowa (0.3 percent).
The numbers are better than during the same period in 2016, when Wisconsin' added 28,342 private sector jobs for a growth rate of 1.2 percent.
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