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Construction, food process among fastest growing jobs in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Construction and food processing are among the fastest growing job sectors in Wisconsin.

That's according to a federal employment census released Wednesday, which listed job trends in the Badger State during the year ending last September.

Steve Waller of the QPS job recruiting agency in Metro Milwaukee said the food industry helped his firm place more workers last year than at any time in the company's 28 year history.

Construction jobs rose by 5.6 percent in Wisconsin in the year ending September 30th. But factory jobs -- said to be the state's bread and butter -- rose just 0.2 percent. And the state as a whole created 1.2 percent more private sector jobs during the 12-month period -- just over half the national increase of two percent.

It was the nation's 35th lowest job percentage growth.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)