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Matt Smith works at a rented desk at the 100State co-working space at 30 W. Mifflin St. Figures from the third quarter of 2014 showed Wisconsin 40th for job growth among the 50 states and 42nd for wage growth.

PHOTO BY MIKE DeVRIES

In recent quarters, Wisconsin has been in the bottom half of state rankings for 12-month growth in jobs and average weekly wage. In the third quarter of 2014, Wisconsin was 40th for job growth over the previous year and 42nd for wage growth.

Job growth rankings

State rankings for job growth

Since the third quarter of 2011, Wisconsin has been in the bottom half of the country in quarterly private-sector job growth compared to the year before. Here are the rankings for each quarter. Hover over a state to see its 12-month change in number of private-sector jobs.

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7
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10
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50
2011 Q1
ND
MI
AK
TX
IN
OK
DE
SC
PA
MN
CT
NY
LA
GA
TN
NC
UT
WI
OH
OR
IL
MA
HI
KY
CO
VA
SD
CA
VT
WY
WV
FL
MS
WA
NH
AZ
MD
IA
NE
NV
KS
MT
MO
AR
NJ
NM
AL
ID
ME
RI
2011 Q2
ND
TX
MI
AK
MN
OK
NY
UT
IN
SC
CO
NC
TN
GA
WY
VT
WI
PA
IL
OH
MA
AZ
CT
KY
WV
SD
CA
FL
OR
IA
WA
HI
VA
NV
LA
NH
MT
RI
ME
DE
MO
KS
NE
ID
MD
NJ
NM
MS
AL
AR
2011 Q3
ND
TX
MI
MN
OK
UT
AK
CO
AZ
TN
IN
NY
FL
OR
MA
WA
WY
CA
KY
NV
OH
IA
LA
NC
IL
SD
HI
SC
WI
GA
WV
MT
PA
KS
VA
NH
VT
ID
CT
ME
MD
NM
NE
NJ
MO
AL
AR
DE
RI
MS
2011 Q4
ND
TX
MI
WY
UT
TN
WV
MN
CO
MT
IN
OK
OH
AZ
NY
FL
OR
LA
WA
SD
AK
CA
NC
HI
MA
SC
IA
KY
VT
IL
PA
NV
AR
NH
WI
GA
VA
NE
MD
CT
MO
KS
ID
ME
NJ
DE
AL
RI
MS
NM
2012 Q1
ND
TX
UT
MI
CA
OK
WY
TN
SD
CO
AZ
WV
IN
OH
FL
NE
MT
AK
NY
MN
WA
IA
KY
LA
SC
NC
OR
MA
VT
KS
PA
IL
MD
AR
CT
WI
NV
NJ
VA
MO
NH
GA
HI
AL
ID
NM
RI
MS
ME
DE
2012 Q2
ND
UT
TX
CA
WA
IN
MT
OK
MI
CO
HI
TN
NE
FL
SD
AZ
LA
AK
OH
OR
MA
KY
KS
NC
IA
VT
NY
NV
WY
NH
MD
MN
ID
WV
SC
AR
IL
GA
ME
WI
NJ
AL
PA
CT
MO
VA
NM
MS
RI
DE
2012 Q3
ND
UT
TX
CA
AZ
CO
NE
FL
HI
IN
MT
TN
MI
NC
WA
SD
NV
OK
OR
NY
MD
IA
SC
OH
VT
KY
IL
MA
GA
ID
KS
LA
NH
MN
NJ
AK
VA
MS
AL
PA
WI
CT
MO
WV
RI
ME
DE
AR
NM
WY
2012 Q4
ND
UT
CA
TX
CO
AZ
FL
HI
OK
NE
MI
WA
TN
GA
IN
NC
MT
ID
SC
OR
NV
NM
LA
NY
KY
AK
DE
IA
OH
KS
MN
MA
SD
VA
IL
WI
MD
AL
MS
RI
CT
MO
NJ
VT
NH
PA
ME
AR
WY
WV
2013 Q1
ND
UT
TX
CA
HI
CO
ID
WA
MI
AZ
FL
NV
GA
OR
MT
MN
LA
TN
DE
NC
OK
AK
SC
MA
IN
NY
SD
NE
IA
KY
AL
WI
OH
MD
NH
VA
NJ
IL
VT
MO
KS
NM
RI
MS
CT
ME
WY
PA
AR
WV
2013 Q2
ND
UT
ID
OR
TX
CO
CA
MI
FL
WA
AZ
HI
NV
GA
DE
SC
MN
MT
NC
LA
MA
TN
NY
IA
OH
IN
MO
OK
AL
NE
KS
RI
SD
WI
CT
NJ
NH
MS
IL
NM
MD
VA
ME
KY
VT
WY
AK
PA
AR
WV
2013 Q3
ND
CO
TX
UT
CA
GA
OR
FL
AZ
MI
ID
NV
SC
WA
DE
HI
LA
NC
OK
MN
KS
TN
NY
NE
MA
MO
IA
OH
MT
IN
RI
AK
KY
WI
ME
NJ
CT
NM
MS
AL
SD
IL
NH
MD
VA
WY
PA
VT
AR
WV
2013 Q4
ND
UT
CO
NV
CA
FL
ID
GA
OR
TX
AZ
SC
WA
MI
HI
TN
NC
DE
NY
LA
KS
MN
IN
MT
MA
OH
NH
KY
IA
NE
SD
MS
RI
AL
MO
ME
IL
WI
NJ
WY
AK
VT
OK
MD
NM
CT
PA
VA
AR
WV
2014 Q1
ND
NV
ID
CO
GA
OR
UT
SC
FL
CA
WA
TX
AZ
KS
NC
TN
LA
DE
MI
NY
NE
KY
IA
HI
SD
OH
MA
WY
IN
OK
NH
RI
IL
WI
MO
MN
ME
MS
AL
AK
MT
NM
CT
PA
AR
VT
NJ
MD
VA
WV
2014 Q2
ND
CO
NV
GA
FL
TX
WA
CA
SC
DE
UT
ID
OR
NC
MI
WY
TN
LA
KY
NY
AZ
KS
IN
IA
IL
MN
NE
MA
OH
SD
WI
RI
HI
OK
AR
NH
MO
MD
PA
NM
VT
MS
MT
AL
NJ
VA
AK
ME
CT
WV
2014 Q3
ND
NV
CO
GA
FL
TX
WA
UT
CA
TN
SC
LA
OR
NC
KY
NY
ID
WY
AZ
DE
MI
SD
AR
KS
IN
RI
MA
NM
OH
AL
NH
IL
OK
MD
PA
MN
HI
IA
VT
WI
NE
MO
NJ
MT
CT
MS
VA
ME
AK
WV
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Wage growth rankings State rankings

State rankings for wage growth

Wisconsin has been as high as fifth in the country in 12-month private-sector wage growth in recent quarters, but as of the third quarter of 2014 it was 42nd in average weekly wage growth compared to the year before. Hover over a state to see its 12-month percentage change in average weekly wage.

Rank
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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14
15
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17
18
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22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
2011 Q1
ND
MI
CA
NY
IL
GA
DE
TX
MN
AR
MA
WA
OK
CT
WY
WV
OH
ME
AZ
SC
IN
WI
OR
NH
NC
CO
PA
IA
LA
VA
KS
SD
ID
KY
AL
FL
UT
MD
NE
TN
VT
MT
NM
MS
AK
NJ
NV
MO
HI
RI
2011 Q2
ND
DE
WV
MA
OK
WY
TX
CA
SD
OR
CT
UT
MT
CO
WA
RI
MN
LA
IL
AZ
MI
NV
KS
PA
SC
IA
NM
OH
WI
NJ
MD
NC
ID
GA
KY
FL
AR
VA
TN
VT
AK
ME
NE
IN
AL
NH
MO
HI
MS
NY
2011 Q3
ND
OK
WA
MT
TX
CA
WV
CO
NH
WI
OR
GA
IA
PA
WY
NE
MO
DE
NC
MD
OH
IN
TN
UT
VA
FL
AZ
MN
SC
MS
KS
KY
NM
CT
AK
MI
IL
AR
RI
ID
NY
LA
NV
AL
NJ
SD
VT
MA
HI
ME
2011 Q4
ND
OK
SD
MT
WY
MI
WA
OR
VT
WV
NH
TX
IA
ME
KS
OH
KY
PA
AR
RI
AK
AZ
MS
AL
IN
NE
NJ
ID
MO
NY
DE
SC
LA
NC
WI
UT
MA
VA
IL
HI
MD
FL
TN
GA
NM
NV
CA
CO
CT
MN
2012 Q1
ND
OK
MT
RI
TX
KS
WA
TN
PA
WV
IA
AK
OR
MD
MS
MO
OH
KY
SD
NE
MN
NM
WI
NV
IN
SC
UT
WY
AZ
IL
NJ
FL
CO
AL
VA
GA
NH
LA
AR
MA
NC
HI
MI
ID
CA
ME
VT
DE
CT
NY
2012 Q2
ND
SD
MT
TN
WY
MS
NM
OK
AL
OH
OR
TX
HI
MO
VT
PA
IN
GA
WA
AK
UT
AZ
CO
MI
WI
IA
KY
KS
ME
SC
AR
WV
IL
LA
ID
FL
CA
MN
NC
VA
NJ
MD
NH
RI
NE
NY
NV
DE
MA
CT
2012 Q3
ND
WA
MN
NC
MT
AK
TX
OR
IA
SD
AR
NE
WY
OH
CA
TN
PA
OK
NY
IN
MD
MA
MO
GA
ME
IL
CO
FL
SC
MI
MS
AZ
KS
HI
RI
KY
NJ
DE
LA
NM
VA
VT
ID
UT
CT
WI
AL
NV
WV
NH
2012 Q4
ND
CA
NY
CO
NH
TX
DE
CT
TN
MN
UT
GA
MO
KS
MA
OK
NE
AR
WI
IL
MT
WY
FL
LA
WA
NC
VA
PA
HI
SD
OH
MD
IA
AZ
MS
AL
IN
NV
RI
SC
AK
NJ
OR
MI
KY
ME
VT
WV
ID
NM
2013 Q1
ND
RI
AR
VT
OK
ME
NC
WA
SD
IA
NE
HI
NH
AK
WI
LA
OH
IN
MN
GA
WY
MS
AL
SC
PA
KY
FL
MO
VA
TN
ID
UT
NJ
AZ
MI
MA
KS
CO
TX
NY
CA
NV
MT
IL
OR
WV
MD
NM
DE
CT
2013 Q2
OK
ND
NH
MT
PA
NC
NJ
UT
LA
RI
NE
WA
AR
GA
TX
KS
FL
MI
VT
HI
WI
MN
CA
DE
NY
MA
ID
IA
MD
SD
NV
IN
VA
IL
AZ
MS
MO
OH
CT
AK
CO
ME
OR
KY
AL
SC
WV
TN
WY
NM
2013 Q3
ND
SD
LA
UT
WI
NE
AK
RI
MS
OK
VT
MN
OR
AR
MA
ID
KS
TX
NV
NH
MT
WA
IA
DE
CT
ME
HI
IN
SC
CA
NJ
NY
CO
MI
GA
AL
PA
MO
KY
AZ
IL
OH
WY
FL
NC
WV
VA
TN
NM
MD
2013 Q4
ID
ND
OR
VT
AK
NM
ME
WA
RI
MS
NJ
IA
SD
WI
NV
SC
WV
NC
MA
WY
MT
HI
LA
PA
AR
FL
OH
MN
KY
MI
NE
IL
OK
KS
GA
MO
IN
TX
AL
AZ
UT
NH
VA
DE
TN
CT
CO
CA
MD
NY
2014 Q1
NY
ND
MA
RI
SD
TX
KS
CA
DE
AK
PA
CO
IL
UT
OK
ID
NH
WA
NC
MI
MN
MT
GA
OR
FL
CT
AZ
OH
NV
IA
MO
WI
NE
LA
KY
AR
NJ
WY
TN
ME
MD
NM
VA
SC
IN
HI
MS
VT
AL
WV
2014 Q2
ND
NH
AK
WY
SD
IA
TX
CO
SC
NE
OR
LA
MT
OK
KS
CT
ID
RI
WA
KY
CA
NY
MI
HI
MA
MS
ME
OH
UT
WI
FL
MO
IL
WV
MN
TN
GA
AR
PA
AL
NC
NM
AZ
DE
MD
NJ
IN
VA
VT
NV
2014 Q3
ND
WY
WA
MT
IA
CA
SD
OR
NH
TX
OK
NY
OH
LA
IL
CO
WV
MA
AK
MN
NC
MO
HI
ME
MD
DE
PA
GA
ID
VT
SC
MI
KY
AL
KS
FL
RI
NM
AZ
AR
IN
WI
NE
NJ
TN
UT
VA
CT
MS
NV
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
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