This analysis covers September 2020 data. Context In March, the US took dramatic steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many states issued stay-at-home orders and the economy contracted dramatically. Jobs fell away and unemployment …
In August, the economic recovery continues at a slow pace.
In July, there has been improvement, but at a very much slower pace. It is too early to predict that “normal” is on the horizon.
Without the jobs and income they need to get by, Wisconsinites are increasingly turning to public supports such as BadgerCare (Medicaid) and FoodShare (“Food Stamps”).
This recovery is fragile and increases in infection suggest it may be temporary.