The latest area economic data


Wisconsin leads Chicago region in economic growth

Wisconsin had the strongest growth for three straight months among the five states making up the Chicago Federal Reserve region. The state posted the highest reading on both the Midwest Economy Index and a relative MEI measure intended to compare growth to the country as a whole.

State job ranking

Wisconsin ranked 33rd in the country last year for private sector job growth even though the 0.47 percent increase was the state’s worst for a 12-month period since mid-2010.

Manufacturing index steady

The Milwaukee-ISM Report on Manufacturing PMI decreased from 57.87 in April to 57.22 in May. Any reading greater than 50 indicates growth.


U.S. Open impact

$120 million
Expected economic impact on southeastern Wisconsin from the U.S. Open, held recently at Erin Hills.

Airport traffic climbs

Increase in total passenger traffic at Mitchell International Airport, to 2.26 million, for the first four months of the year over the first four months of 2016. ν

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