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Favorable job market in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (WSAU-Wheeler News)  If you're looking for a job, Wisconsin is a great place to be.

A quarterly survey by Milwaukee's Manpower-Group shows that 28-percent of Wisconsin employers plan to add workers from July through September. Only 5-percent expect layoffs, which creates a net employment outlook of 23-percent. That's one of the ten highest among the 50 states, and it's 5-percent higher than the national figure.

Also, Milwaukee and Madison are both among the Top-15 in job outlooks among the country's metro areas. It's another sign that Wisconsin employers are slowly -- but surely -- hiring more people after a hesitation which followed the worst recession in over 75 years.

Manpower surveys 18,000 U-S employers every three months, and the only question they're asked is whether they'll add or drop employees in the following quarter.