Economy


As Wisconsin employers continue to search for workers, a new study has found that the pandemic has hit one portion of the state's workforce especially hard — those over 55.
‘People Don’t Want to Work’? Maybe They Just Retired Rather Than Expose Themselves to COVID.

Wisconsin already had a Baby Boomer retirement crisis on its hands, the pandemic has only exacerbated the ongoing workforce losses.

Chippewa Falls resident Sharon Stephens examines a blanket that depicts the Chippewa Valley region while shopping Monday at The Local Store in downtown Eau Claire. The small business and others across Wisconsin report strong recent sales, but many also report continuing to struggle to make up for losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘Tethers to These Communities’: Wisconsin Shows Up for Small Business Saturday

Wisconsinites patronized their favorite local stores for Small Business Saturday as the nation’s economic recovery from COVID continues.

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The Pandemic Has Increased Worker Value Among Employers, but Help Still Needed to Address Shortage

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is working with the Evers Administration to invest $100 million in community infrastructure to attract more workers to state.

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Employee Who Lost His Job to Layoff Calls Out Johnson for Backing Corporations Over Workers

Hufcor employee lost his job of 14 years after company announced it was moving operations from Janesville to Mexico.

In this Aug. 26 photo from the city of Janesville’s Facebook page, work is shown on replacing the city’s remaining lead water service lines. Janesville was allocated nearly $12 million in aid from the American Rescue Plan. City staff suggested that some of the funds be used for the ongoing lead line replacement project.
Against It Before They Were for It—Some Wisconsin Politicians Are Busy Promoting American Rescue Plan Funds

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seem grateful for the aid that has helped hometown businesses and provided stimulus checks.

The post-war economic boom of the 1950s and 60s sharply increased Wisconsin crop production. In this photo from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Latino farm workers hoe a cucumber field near Wautoma in 1967.
From Farms to Factories to New Businesses, Latinos Have Made a Mark on Wisconsin’s Economy for More Than a Century

'Impossible to talk about the state's economic health' without giving credit to decades of workers and new residents.

Doctors to Ron Jonson: COVID-19 Is More Lethal Than the Flu
Johnson and Senate GOP’s Debt Ceiling Vote Could Spell Trouble for US, World Economy

US Senate Republicans blocked a vote to raise the nation's debt ceiling. If it's not raised, the national and world economy could suffer.