Latest Survey Shows Drop in Workers

Latest Survey Shows Drop in Workers

Wisconsin businesses say they continue to need workers, but some businesses say they’re going to need less of them.

The latest survey from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce says just under half of business owners in the state expect to add workers in the next six months. That’s down from 68-percent of businesses last year, and 79-percent two years ago. WMC’s Kurt Bauer said the hiring slowdown is a predictor of a larger economic slowdown in the state. As far as Wisconsin’s economy, the survey says just 39-percent of business owners think the state’s economy is strong. Less than half that number, 16-percent, say the same thing about the national economy.

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