Tag Archive for unemployment

Real Wisconsin Job Numbers Show Another Loss

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There is “Real Wisconsin Cheese” and there is cheese in a can. In the same way, there are real labor statistics and there are fake labor statistics. On Wednesday, Reggie Newsen, the Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), created a smokescreen with a set of job numbers that showed modest job growth in more »

Walker Administration Finds New Excuse For Job Losses

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released preliminary national employment numbers today for the month of November. Once again, Wisconsin leads the way in job losses – 14,600 jobs lost after adjusting for seasonal factors. From the BLS report: The largest over-the-month statistically significant declines in employment occurred in Wisconsin (-14,600) and Minnesota (-13,700). more »

Brokaw Paper Mill to Close, 450 Jobs Eliminated.


The Wausau Daily Herald is reporting that Wausau Paper will be closing a paper mill in Brokaw, Wisconsin by March 31st of next year. About 450 employees will lose their jobs. The paper quoted Dave Eckmann, the economic development director for the Marathon County Development Corporation: The closure is expected to ripple throughout the Wausau more »

Wisconsin Lost 9,300 More Private Sector Jobs in October

Sorry Walker Voter

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development released preliminary employment numbers today for October, 2011. Though the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by one tenth of a percent compared to September, Wisconsin lost 9,300 private sector jobs in October, and 9,700 jobs overall. For those keeping score at home, that is the fourth straight month of more »

Wisconsin Continues To Shed Jobs Under Walker

Seriously? Walker tried to dine 1 block from the Capitol?

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released preliminary September employment statistics yesterday. The DWD is probably running out of lipstick to apply to their pig-ugly numbers, which have grown worse every month since Scott Walker was sworn in as governor. This month they were able to root through the slop, however, and find that more »

The blue cheddar daily 09/29/11

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Walker, Cornhuskers, and Marijuana? This could get interesting as Walker fans, Walker haters, Nebraska cornhuskers, ESPN, and pot fans assemble in the same general vicinity. Cannabis activists will be at the Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Fest on the UW Madison Library Mall from Friday through Sunday. ALSO “According to reports, Gov. Scott Walker will attend more »

Wisconsin unemployment rises at double national rate during Scott Walker’s term

John Nichols of The Nation and CapTimes wrote yesterday, “When Walker took charge in January of this year, the state’s unemployment rate stood at 7.4 percent, well below the national average…” “In recent months, Wisconsin’s unemployment has ticked up to 7.6 percent. It’s up three-tenths of a percent since April” Wisconsin’s unemployment rose at double more »