MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate tied a record low of 3% in November, a number last hit exactly three years ago.
The state Department of Workforce Development reported the latest totals Thursday. Wisconsin's rate is below the national unemployment rate of 4.2% for November.
The state rate was down from 3.2% in October. Wisconsin gained 12,300 private sector jobs over the month.
Department of Workforce Secretary Amy Pechacek says the numbers demonstrate that Wisconsin’s economic growth depends on having a skilled and ready workforce.