Downtown Sheboygan

SHEBOYGAN — Despite the pandemic wreaking havoc on local businesses across the country, Sheboygan actually saw a 1.3% increase in employment.

According to 24/7 Wall Street's report, Sheboygan ranked 13th on the list of U.S. cities that added jobs from February to November 2020. 

  • Increase in employment: 1.3%
  • Total employment Feb. 2020: 60,034
  • Total employment Nov. 2020: 60,832
  • Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 2.9%
  • Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.0%
  • Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+3.3%)
  • Labor force increase Feb. through Nov. 2020: +1,527 (+2.5%)

Three other Wisconsin cities also claimed spots on the list of 28 with Fond du Lac recording the top spot on the listing with a 3.1% increase in employment.

Neenah recorded a 0.4% increase to land 22 on the list while Racine made it all the way to the 5th spot with a 2.5% increase in employment.

Here's how the listing was created: "To identify the American cities adding the most jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percent change in total employment from February 2020 to November 2020 in all U.S. metro areas. Data on employment (the number of people employed), the total size of the labor force (those working and looking for work), and the unemployment rate are all from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are seasonally adjusted. Employment by industry at the sector level is also from the BLS and is not seasonally adjusted. Data on median household income is from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and is for 2019. Data on confirmed COVID-19 cases came from various state and local health departments."

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