Milwaukee’s hiring outlook has been steadily improving since the reaching a recent low of 14 percent in the first quarter of 2017. It dipped slightly from 20 percent in the third quarter of 2017 to 18 percent in the fourth quarter last year, but has increased 15 percentage points since then.
Manpower found 35 percent of area employers that were surveyed plan to increase staff levels during the third quarter, compared to just 2 percent planning a decrease.
Milwaukee’s outlook was slightly better than Wisconsin as a whole, which has a net outlook of 32 percent for the third quarter. The Madison metro area outlook remained at 30 percent, the same reading as the second quarter.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area saw a decrease from 27 percent to 24 percent and the Chicago-Naperville metro area outlook declined from 26 percent to 21 percent. Both metro areas include portions of Wisconsin.
Nationally, the employment outlook increased 1 point from the second quarter to 21 percent for the third quarter, but the seasonally adjusted measure remained unchanged at 18 percent.
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