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  • Worker Experiences: State of Working Wisconsin 2021

    In the summer of 2020, we spoke to workers in various sectors and across the state to better understand what the economy looks like for them, as well as the impact of policies (or lack thereof) at …

  • Wages: State of Working Wisconsin 2021

    For three million working Wisconsinites, wages are the most important measure of the quality of their jobs. Despite the global pandemic and the restructuring of every aspect of work and life in response to it, …

  • Unions: State of Working Wisconsin 2021

    Since bricklayers in Milwaukee formed the state’s first trade union in 1847, organized labor has played a critical role in the economy, securing better wages and working conditions for workers throughout the state. In part …

  • Jobs: State of Working Wisconsin 2021

    COVID-19 shuttered the economy in March 2020. Jobs  plummeted. Unemployment skyrocketed. The recovery has been uneven. Key data below show how we are doing (all relative to February 2020). In part one of four, we’re …

  • June 2021 Data Analysis

    June 2021 Data Analysis In March 2020, the US took dramatic steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. States issued stay-at-home orders, the economy contracted dramatically, jobs plummeted, and unemployment spiked. After the collapse, the …


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