2022-01-20 16:15:05 –
Madison, Wisconsin — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate hit a record low of 3% in November and then reached a record low of 2.8% in December, the State Department reported Thursday.
The state unemployment rate is below the national unemployment rate of 3.9% in December. Wisconsin won 5,300 private sector jobs in December. The ministry reported that the number of 86,200 people counted as unemployed in Wisconsin also hit a record low.
With a shortage of workers both in the state and across the country, new unemployment can be kept low. This week, Republicans, who rule the legislature, announced a package of bills to reduce unemployment and other benefits as part of a strategy to attract more people to the workforce.
Governor Tony Evers also used federal pandemic relief to address the issue of labor shortages. This includes $ 130 million in vocational training programs and community efforts to develop long-term solutions to labor shortages, and $ 60 million in workforce development grants.
Evers, who will be reelected this year, said the news was worth celebrating and “evidence of the resilience and innovation of Wisconsin people across the state.”
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