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September 2019 Unemployment

On October 23rd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary September 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.7%.

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Nominations for 2019 Business of the Year

St. Croix EDC is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Business of the Year awards program.

Categories include:
Emerging Business of the Year (a start-up business that has operated in St. Croix County for five or fewer years)
Small Business of the Year (29 or fewer employees); and
Business of the Year (30 or more employees)

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August 2019 Unemployment

On September 25th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary August 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.9%.

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July 2019 Unemployment

On August 21st, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary July 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 3.0%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate in June was 3.2% and May’s final rate was 2.5%.

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June 2019 Unemployment

On July 24th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary June 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents.

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May 2019 Unemployment

On June 26th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary May 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.5%.

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April 2019 Unemployment

On May 22nd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary April 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.9%.

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Tourism Spending Up In 2018

2018 traveler spending in St. Croix County increased to $117.7 million (+6.51% from 2017) according to an annual analysis released May 6th by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. St. Croix’s $117.7 million from travelers resulted in total business sales of $193.0 million, reflecting a 5.71% increase from 2017.

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March 2019 Unemployment

On April 24th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary March 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 3.6%.

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February 2019 Unemployment Rate at 3.8%

On March 13th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary January 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 4.0%.

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EDC Creates Resource Guide for Employers and Jobseekers

In late 2018 the EDC created a workforce committee in recognition of the challenges faced by area employers in recruiting and retaining workers across the continuum, from entry level to executives. Through retirement and attrition, more people are leaving the workforce than are entering it.

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January 2019 Unemployment

On March 13th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary January 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents.

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Workforce Development Survey

St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announces a new effort to address workforce issues and challenges faced by employers in the St. Croix Valley. Workforce attraction and retention are top issues for employers. Through retirement and attrition, more people are leaving the workforce than are entering it.

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December 2018 Unemployment

On January 23rd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary December 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.8%.

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November 2018 Unemployment

On December 28th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary November 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.6%.

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Legislative Day in Madison

The economic development corporations (EDCs) and participating chambers of commerce from St. Croix, Pierce, Polk, and Dunn counties will travel to Madison on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to promote legislative priorities for the Greater St. Croix Valley.

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October 2018 Unemployment

On November 21st, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary October 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.4%.

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