BizTracker: December 2018

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:12 am

The Milwaukee-area manufacturing index dipped to

52.87

in December. Any number greater than 50 indicates growth, but it was the lowest level for the index since December 2016.


The downtown Milwaukee streetcar, known as The Hop, provided 

76,125

rides during November, its first full month of operation.


Wisconsin’s economy added 

9,900

private-sector jobs in November.


Wisconsin’s population rose 

21,517

in 2018, an increase of 0.37%, ranking 26th of the 50 states.


For the first 11 months of 2018, Wisconsin had the sixth-highest average wage growth in the country, at 

4.7%.

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