MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials say the state’s unemployment rate improved to 7.6 percent last month, down from 7.8 percent in October.
According to a report issued Thursday by the state Department of Workforce Development, the state’s unemployment rate hasn’t been this low since January 2009.
The state figure is 2.2 percentage points better than the U.S. figure. The national unemployment rate was 9.8 percent, or 0.2 percentage points worse than in the previous month.
The state reported a net gain of 2,600 manufacturing jobs for November. According to the report, there was a net loss of 4,000 private-sector jobs and 400 fewer government-sector jobs for the month.