Wisconsin lost 2,800 private sector jobs in August as state’s recovery lags 

Wisconsin lost 2,800 private sector jobs in August and the state’s unemployment rate ticked up to 3.1%, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The seasonally adjusted August job numbers for the state are a departure from the national data which showed the country adding 308,000 private sector jobs in August. Wisconsin

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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