Wage growth in Wisconsin outpacing U.S.

Mid-year Economic Forecast

Employers throughout southeastern Wisconsin do not shy away from discussing how they are having a hard time finding the job candidates they need.

While the lack of available talent has been a common complaint amongst businesses over the past several years, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest average wages for private sector employees in Wisconsin have increased faster than the United States as a whole over roughly the past two years.

“Before it was if you wouldn’t pay a competitive wage, you weren’t getting the quality people that you need,” said Mark Milan, marketing manager at Brookfield-based staffing firm QPS Employment Group.


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