Dane Co. grew jobs at 4x the rate of Wisconsin

 Dane County added new jobs at a rate four times higher than the entire State of Wisconsin in 2016, despite having a much lower unemployment rate.

Dane County added 5,172 private sector jobs last year, good for a growth rate of 2.0 percent.

That number represents nearly half of Wisconsin's total of 11,590 jobs added in 2016, which was good for a growth rate of just 0.5 percent.

The growth seen here in Dane County came despite a low unemployment rate that fell to 2.6% in December 2016.

Wisconsin's overall unemployment rate sat at 4% in December,

Dane County also grew wages by 0.95 percent last year, compared to a drop of -0.6 percent for the state as a whole.

2016 marked the worst year for Wisconsin job growth since Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) took office in 2011.Dane County's total job growth in 2016 was its third-highest during that same period.

For more go to WKOW: http://www.wkow.com/story/35568922/2017/06/01/dane-co-grew-jobs-at-4x-the-rate-of-wisconsin-as-a-whole-in-2016

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