BizTracker: September 2018

The latest area economic data

For the first seven months of 2018, passenger traffic at General Mitchell International Airport was up   

3.4%

from the same period in 2017.


The Milwaukee-area manufacturing index for August was    

64.63.

Any reading greater than 50 indicates growth in the sector.


Attendance at the Wisconsin State Fair was up 1% this year, reaching a new record of   

1,037,982.


Wisconsin’s economy added  

28,400

private-sector jobs during the first seven months of the year.


Home sales in the metro Milwaukee area were up   

1.5%

in the first seven months of the year, compared to the same period in 2017.

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