62,000 new private sector jobs added in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson announced on Thursday, May 16th the latest available Wisconsin actual jobs data. It shows the state’s private sector added over 62,072 jobs in 2011-12, including over 32,000 jobs during 2012. The total is based on reports from nearly 160,000 Wisconsin employers.

Key highlights of the actual job counts for 2011-12 include:

    Every quarter, all employers covered under state or federal unemployment insurance are required to submit tax reports on monthly employment, quarterly total and taxable wages, and contributions for hourly and salaried employees.

    Wisconsin has nearly 160,000 business establishments employing some 2.7 million workers that are required by state and federal statutes to submit this information to DWD. DWD sends the data to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which incorporates the information when it publishes the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).