Wisconsin tops Midwest in number of new manufacturing jobs since August 2017

MADISON - Manufacturers in Wisconsin added another 7,500 jobs over the summer.

Numbers released late last week say the state has added 22,500 manufacturing jobs from August 2017 to August 2018, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Labor statistics. That rate is the second highest in the nation, and highest in the Midwest, for the period.

Wisconsin comes in 13th in the nation for the number of construction jobs added in the past six months and 16th for the number of private sector jobs added in the past three months.

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