Brookfield unemployment up

To 6.7%. When Brookfield‘s heading in the wrong direction…

Via Brookfield Patch .

Entire American economy adds only 88,000 jobs

Feels like … Great Recession never ended.

Via Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Is Minnesota’s economy leaving Wisconsin behind?

Great, just great – for Minnesota.

Via MPR.

Unemployment up in most Wisconsin cities

February a short, disappointing month.


SE WI foreclosure filings down 33%

March, year over year.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Unemployment up in all 72 Wisconsin counties


Wisconsin home sales up 12% YOY

Relative gains are bigger when the starting point is lower.


Left advances a ‘Back to Work’ budget

Someone gets the bill.

Via Cognitive Dissidence.

Union begs tech school to stop training nonunion workers

Because there’s nothing worse than a well-trained workforce.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Americans on food stamps.


The Keynesian Morons

Via Dad 29.

The Gateway Tech College Referendum

All the details on a proposed $49-million-dollar expansion.

Via Wisconsin Happy Farm.

Citizen Dave on what liberal economic development looks like

Via Isthmus | The Daily Page.

Fort McCoy claims that Fort McCoy had $1 billion dollar impact

Meanwhile, incumbent politicians declare that incumbent politicians are naturally smarter and better looking than everyone else.

Via Channel 3000.

GOP bills would let firms cut worker hours without union talks

Under Assembly Bill 15 and Senate Bill 26, a company that lost a portion of its business could seek state approval to reduce workers’ hours. A firm that lost 20 percent of its business could identify a group of affected workers and cut them back to four days a week, instead of laying off 20 percent of them, Griffiths said. Those whose hours were reduced could collect unemployment benefits to replace some of their lost wages, and benefits would not be affected, Griffiths said.

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Hutchinson Technology of Eau Claire sacking 150

Via Wisconsin Radio Network.

Cargo tonnage down 30% at Port of Mikwaukee

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

So, how’s about higher grocery bills?

Via Dad 29.

Wisconsin job growth lags most of America

The sobering report shows the state’s work force has failed to keep up with even the weak growth seen in the rest of the country since the 2001 recession.

Since 1996, the state has outperformed the nation in creating jobs only 27% of the time. That’s a marked reversal from the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the state consistently beat the national growth rates.

From June 2010 to June 2012, the state logged 2.3% job growth, below the 2.8% posted by the country as a whole.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

WisDems unveil jobs plan

But they can’t pass anything without GOP support.

Via Channel 3000.

U.S. economy shrinks in fourth quarter

Down .1%

Via MarketWatch.

‘Insidious today, irreversible tomorrow’

Fracking in Pennsylvania, mining in Wisconsin.

Via Wisconsin Happy Farm.

Lifenet sacking 120 employees

Via Channel 3000.

Wisconsin unemployment up almost everywhere

70 out of 72 counties.

Viap Channel 3000.

Only 25% of Wis Bankers day state’s economy healthy


Journal Sentinel Editorial Board can’t figure why Wis job creation’s so mediocre

42nd in the nation, down even from prior, 37th-place ranking.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Will Gov. Walker Meet His Promise of 250,000 Jobs?

Only makes sense as a rhetorical question.

Via Brookfield Patch.

DNR contends Fox Valley trees provide $5 million in benefits

$4.89, rounded up.


Up 2%

Wisconsin food prices.

Via Channel 3000.

Wisconsin ranks 42nd in midyear job creation

Bottom of the barrel.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

America adds 155K jobs, unemployment stuck at 7.8%


In Green Bay, Gov. Walker talks mining