It looks like Wisconsin’s economy is doing a little bit better than first thought.
The state’s Department of Workforce Development yesterday said revised numbers show the state’s unemployment rate fell to three-point-four percent in September, and three-point-two percent last month. Originally DWD said the unemployment rate was three-point-nine percent, which is where Wisconsin had been for months. DWD says a mix-up at the federal level based on numbers out of Michigan caused Wisconsin’s jobless numbers to be off. That unemployment dropped in September and October is not insignificant, September was the first month when Wisconsin’s generous unemployment benefits expired.