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 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, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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