Fact Sheet on Unemployment Compensation and Extended Benefits in Wisconsin

Jon Peacock
July 7, 2012

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The state has a deficit of about $1.3 billion in the unemployment compensation fund, and employers begin this month to pay a special assessment to cover the interest payments to the federal government on a loan that is keeping the fund solvent. The state’s Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council, which is comprised of an equal number of labor and management representatives, will attempt to develop legislation to close that deficit. Read full publication.