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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Milwaukee Jobs WI Lost

Tens of thousands of Milwaukee jobs WI (Click here) were lost during the last 12 months.

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the Milwaukee area lost 19,200 jobs between April 2009 and April 2010. The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area was one of the 97 largest metro areas that saw declines in employment during that period.

Chicago lost the most jobs over the year, as the city's non-farm payroll decreased by 101,500 workers, while 13 other metro areas lost at least 25,000 jobs each. Milwaukee was ranked 79th for overall decline in employment.

The Milwaukee area had a total non-farm employment of 793,900 workers during April, which is a 2.4 percent decrease from last year. However, that's higher than the 783,300 workers the city had during March of this year.

On a yearly basis, the area's education and health services and leisure and hospitality industries were the only sectors to add jobs, increasing by 1.5 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively. Every other industry lost jobs over the year.

On the up side, the Milwaukee area's unemployment rate decreased from 9.8 percent to 8.5 percent during April, keeping it below the national average of 9.9 percent.

The construction, manufacturing, information, professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality, other services and government industries all added workers between March and April of this year.

Employment in the mining and logging industry remained steady over the month with 300 jobs, while the trade, transportation and utilities industry was the only sector to lose jobs over the month.

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