Jobs at a Glance
In May 2022, unemployment rose just slightly to 2.9%, staying close to the February 2020 level (3.0%).
Updated June 22, 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.