We present the workers' perspective on the Wisconsin economy.


Jobs at a Glance


Jobs Lost

In June 2022, Wisconsin had 2.2% fewer jobs than before the COVID-19 crisis hit.



In June 2022, unemployment levels stayed at 2.9%, just below the February 2020 level (3.0%).

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Updated August 1, 2022


Leisure/Hospitality Jobs Lost

This sector – restaurants, hotels, and more – was the hardest hit in March 2020; the sector lost jobs last month leaving employment 6.8% under the February 2020 level.

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.

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