At the lower end of the pay scale. April was a good month for retail trade employment in Wisconsin. The state added 3,100 jobs in that sector and 7,600 private-sector jobs overall, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary estimates.
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
(Publish date: 1/8/2014)
The second bigger gainer: Leisure and hospitality jobs, a gain of 2,500. For production and non-supervisory employees, this category pays an average of $11.96 per hour in April 2014, or $24,877 annually.