MADISON, Wis. -

Wisconsin ranked sixth-highest in the nation for the rate of total non-farm job growth and fifth for the number of non-farm jobs added during October, according to a release from the Department of Workforce Development.

The statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show the state added 28,400 non-farm jobs over the year, and 2,400 manufacturing jobs in October alone, the release said.

In a statement, DWD Secretary Ray Allen touted the state's successes.

"In addition to Wisconsin adding a statistically significant 10,400 total non-farm jobs in October – ranking as the nation's sixth-highest rate of growth over the month and fifth highest in number of jobs added – we also added a statistically significant 28,400 total non-farm jobs over the year," Allen said.  "Combined with our 15-year low unemployment rate of 4.1 percent and the number of employed Wisconsinites growing by 46,000 over the year, multiple indicators show Wisconsin is working, employers are hiring and our economy is strong."

The report also said continuing unemployment claims are at their lowest in at least the past 30 years.