Jobs at a Glance
In November 2021, unemployment fell to 3.0% and now sits below the February 2020 level (3.5%).
Updated January 20, 2022
Before the COVID-19 crisis, Black-white disparities in Wisconsin were among the worst in the nation. COWS documented these disparities in our 2019 report, Race in the Heartland. As COVID-19 has widened Black-white gaps nationally, Wisconsin’s racial divide, already pronounced, is likely growing as well. The response to the crisis and the recovery must focus on racial justice.
Working Wisconsin is a project of COWS, a national think-and-do tank that promotes “high road” solutions to social problems. We present the workers’ perspective on the economy in Wisconsin:
- what’s going on with work and jobs, who is winning, and who is being left out;
- where are disparities growing.