1,000 Private Sector Jobs Lost in Wisconsin

More jobs lost in Wisconsin last month.

Wisconsin lost 1,000 private-sector jobs in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, the state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday.

Manufacturing, information and financial services, and arts and entertainment all lost jobs, according to the latest data.

In the public sector, meanwhile, employment at all levels of government – local, state and federal – lost jobs in June as well. The federal government lost the greatest number of jobs – 3,600 – which coincide with the expiration of short-term canvassing work for the 2010 census.

The state’s unemployment rate, which is determined based upon a separate survey of payroll data, declined to a seasonally adjusted 7.9% in June from 8.2% in May.

Throughout the recession and the current recovery, trends in payroll employment have decoupled from trends in the unemployment rate, with one going up while the other often heads in the other direction.

Economists have said the unemployment rate has been falling purely because of the way the government collects data. Nationwide, June saw 652,000 discouraged Americans give up looking for work, which removes them from the civilian labor force and means they vanish from the statistics. (Source: JS Online)

Paging Congressman Kagen! Paging Congressman Kagen!  Didn’t you say the stimulus bill and the healthcare bill and clean energy bill among others were going to create jobs??  Isn’t this supposed to be the “Summer of Recovery” after all?

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