New figures from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage Data show Wisconsin lost nearly 38-hundred manufacturing jobs last year. That represents a one percent drop. The Milwaukee Journal reports the decline for this state was much steeper the national average. Wisconsin continues to create new jobs at a rate below the national average. The state gained nearly 12-thousand private-sector jobs in 2016, ranking it 33rd among the 50 states. The national rate of developing private-sector jobs was more than double Wisconsin’s.