Every Wisconsin County Would Take a Hit from End of Federal Unemployment Benefits
Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Budget Project reported on the consequences for Wisconsin if Congress does not act to renew federal unemployment benefits scheduled to stop at the end of the year. Today, the Budget Project released a new brief showing the number of workers affected and the economic impact in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.
If federal unemployment benefits are shut down, 99,000 Wisconsinites will see their incomes drop over the course of 2014. This number includes jobless workers who will lose their federal unemployment benefits abruptly, as well as other unemployed residents who exhaust their state benefits and lose access to federal help.