Jobs and the Economy

Pulling Apart 2016: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1%

June 20, 2016
Over the last 40 years, Wisconsin’s richest residents have experienced dramatic increases in income, yet the rest of the state’s residents have experienced little or no income growth.

Pulling Apart 2015: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1%

January 27, 2015
Wisconsin’s growth and prosperity are not being widely shared. Over the last 40 years, Wisconsin’s richest residents have experienced dramatic increases in income, while Wisconsinites not among the very highest earners saw little or no income growth.

Pulling Apart 2014: Focus on Wisconsin’s 1 Percent

February 28, 2014
Income inequality continues to grow in Wisconsin and the United States, producing an ever-widening chasm between the rich and the poor. Over the last 40 years, Wisconsin's richest residents have experienced dramatic increases in income, while Wisconsinites not among the very highest earners saw their incomes stagnate or decline.

End of Federal Unemployment Benefits Would Harm Wisconsin Economy

December 18, 2013
Federal help for Americans unemployed for long stretches, which will expire at the end of December unless Congress acts, gives an important boost to local economies. Allowing it to end now would hurt Wisconsin businesses, as well as jobless workers and their families.

Pulling Apart 2012: Wisconsin’s Growing Income Inequality

November 20, 2012
Income inequality continues to grow in Wisconsin and the United States, producing an ever-widening chasm between the rich and poor. Since the mid-1990s, Wisconsin’s richest residents experienced dramatic increases in inflation-adjusted income, while middle- and lower-income Wisconsinites saw their incomes stagnate or decrease.

Stuck in Neutral: Even Using New Yardstick, Wisconsin Is Far Off Pace to Create 250,000 New Jobs

May 23, 2012
An abrupt change in how the state measures job growth can’t obscure the fact that Wisconsin is lagging behind other states in employment. By some measures, job creation in Wisconsin has been among the slowest in the country.

Hard Facts on Wisconsin Jobs

May 23, 2012
A wide range of employment data in an easy to review format. Putting aside the spin and counter-spin, here are the hard numbers.

Losing Out: How Wisconsin Surrendered $1.3 Billion in Federal Money

December 12, 2011
Wisconsin families will lose out on more than $1 billion in federal money for health care, job training, child support, education and transportation as a result of decisions at the state level.