BizTracker: Second quarter 2019

The Milwaukee-area manufacturing index for August was 

47.29.

For three of the past four months the index has been below 50, which indicates the sector is contracting.

Wisconsin had a 

3.0%

seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in July.

Employment in the metropolitan Milwaukee area in June reached 

890,500,

a new record, surpassing the area’s previous employment high, reached in June 2000.

Home sales in the four-county metro Milwaukee area were up 

3.8%

in July, with a total of 2,263 homes sold, compared to July 2018.

There are 

49

Wisconsin companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America.

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Andrew Weiland
Andrew Weiland is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, Weiland is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, and son, Zachary. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys coaching his son’s youth baseball and basketball teams.