State jobs director: `Good as it`s ever been`

BELOIT - Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Executive Director Ray Allen said Wisconsinites are living in extraordinary times when it comes to employment opportunities. Allen spoke at a Rotary lunch on Tuesday about DWD`s efforts to get more people in the state`s workforce.

"The economy at this time is as good as it ever has been," Allen said. "Anybody that wants a job can have one."

In 2010, Allen said Wisconsin had a 9.3 percent unemployment rate. In 2018, it`s 3.0 percent..

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Ken Notes: I agree but companies are still looking for skill sets that are not there yet. We need to work with business and industry and the secondary, tech, and UW students to create students who are better prepared for the workforce.



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