Wisconsin unemployment rate remains at 3.8%

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A screenshot shows what an adjudicator with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development sees when working on an unemployment claim. DWD Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek — who replaced her ousted predecessor in September — said she was in “complete shock” when she discovered how inadequate Wisconsin’s claims processing technology is. Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained at 3.8% in February, far below the national rate of 6.2%, the state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday.

A year ago, at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the state unemployment rate was 3.3%.

Wisconsin lost 1,000 private-sector jobs in February and is down 129,600 for the year.