MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment dropped in April and, according to state labor officials, 16,400 jobs were added in the largest one-month jump in more than 14 years.
The state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate in April was 8.5 percent, down 0.3 percent from March. That compares with a national seasonally adjusted rate of 9.9 percent.
Department of Workforce Development Secretary Roberta Gassman said the evidence signaled the state’s continued economic recovery. Wisconsin experienced job gains across most sectors, including 3,300 jobs in the manufacturing sector.