Early August Unemployment Numbers show slight increase in Wisconsin; Decrease in National

Preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate still outpacing the National Rate; rising from 7.8% to 7.9% in preliminary data reporting. According to the report, there were over 800 newly unemployed workers, while the numbers of employed dropped by over 200o workers.

The National Rate remained steady, while new applications for unemployment declined. Depending on the revised final numbers, Wisconsin would continue to outpace the National Unemployment rate increase.

Scott Walker has called a “Special Session” to address job creation, although a majority of bills rather address deregulation, tax breaks for Corporations, and State-supported speculation. Bills on the schedule are listed at the previous link, and can be referenced at mygov365 or the www.legis.wisconsin.gov.

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