We present the workers' perspective on the Wisconsin economy.

Jobs at a Glance

62,500

Jobs Lost

In May 2022, Wisconsin had 2.1% fewer jobs than before the COVID-19 crisis hit.

2.9%

Unemployment

In May 2022, unemployment rose just slightly to 2.9%, staying close to the February 2020 level (3.0%).

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Updated June 22, 2022

12,500

Leisure/Hospitality Jobs Lost

This sector – restaurants, hotels, and more – has been among the hardest hit; employment is down 4.3%.

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