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Jobless rate falls in Sept., state adds 1,500 private sector jobs


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin added an estimated 14-hundred jobs last month, as the state’s unemployment rate fell two-tenths or a percent to 7.3%

Preliminary data was released by state officials Thursday afternoon, showing that 1,500 new private-sector jobs were created statewide in September.

Governments throughout the state chopped about 100 jobs from their payrolls. The numbers are based on a quick federal survey of three-and-a-half percent of employers – and the numbers are subject to heavy revisions.

Atate officials also revised the number of private sector jobs added in August by 3,100, for a total of 7,400 jobs created.

The government workforce was revised upward by about 100 jobs, for a total of 3,600 public jobs added in August.

Wisconsin’s current jobless rate is about a half-point lower than the national rate of 7.8%.

All figures are adjusted for seasonal factors.