Where The Heck Are Wisconsin's Job Data For January?
I'm wondering when Wisconsin's monthly jobs' numbers for January will be released.
[Monday Update: I regret missing news reporting about the January data coming out in March, and a link on the DWD website with the entire schedule. Rather than take down the item, which causes confusion, I will add the information (following several comments about this Sunday) and a link to the DWD release date information for the year. - - http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/newsreleases/lmi_release_dates.htm]
Recent federal figures showed Wisconsin leading the Midwest in new individual jobless claims and "mass layoffs" (50+ workers at a time) events for January - - data I posted.
No sign of them on the Workforce Development site - - it's virtually the end of the following month. Usually they are out by now, no?
According to this article:
Nationally, there were 243,000 jobs added in January but due to a quirk in the statistical gathering, state-by-state job numbers for January will not be released until March."
Read more: http://host.madison.com/ct/business/biz_beat/biz-beat-wisconsin-leads-midwest-in-layoffs-new-jobless-claims/article_fca7c81e-5e42-11e1-a64a-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1nX8XsvJG
For some reason, they traditionally delay the January figures to the first week in March. Happened last year and happened under Doyle, too. I think it has something to do with the refiguring of year-long numbers, kind of like they just did with the national job figures in January.
What's interesting is that the U.S. February numbers will be out Friday, and then we'll get Wisconsin's Jan and Feb numbers in March. And Wisconsin needs about 4,400 jobs just to keep up with the pace that the U.S. had for January. Good luck Scotty.
The Fed said there was some problem with the data and both January and February numbers are going to be released in March.
I must have missed that.
Here's the schedule: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/newsreleases/lmi_release_dates.htm
Looks like Jan and Feb both coming out in March.
I added the link to the calendar for the release dates, and acknowledge I had Sunday, having missed the news of the delay. I added a link to the calender, so thank you, sharper-eyed readers.
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