BizTracker: MMAC economic dashboard picks up speed

Business activity indicators in the metro area posted strong results in November as 19 of 22 available indicators registered improvement over year-ago levels, according to the latest monthly report by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC).

November’s 19 positives are up from the revised 17 improvements posted in October.

“Up until recently, the economic recovery in the metro area was marked by modest levels of nonfarm employment growth,” said Bret Mayborne, economic research director for the MMAC. “Over the past six months the average pace of job growth has ramped up considerably to some of the strongest gains posted in over 15 years (since 1998).”

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