Wisconsin unemployment rate remains at record-low 2.9 percent

MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remains at a record-low 2.9 percent for a second month.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the rate for March remains unchanged from the 2.9 percent in February. That was its lowest level since July 1999.

The report shows the state added 8,900 private sector jobs between February and March. There were nearly 3 million people working in the state in March.

Gov. Scott Walker has been touting the state’s record-low...

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