Oshkosh Corporation Will Lay Off 450 Employees

Via WBAY.

Near poverty in America: 30,000,000 people

Via WISN.

Unemployment falls in seven swing states

Via WISN.

Gas prices dip below $3.30/gallon in Milwaukee area

Via WTMJ.

Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 7.3%

Via WQOW.

National Foreclosure Filings Drop to Five-Year Low

Brightening.

Via Reason 24/7.

Steep, ten-year decline of Wisconsin manufacturing jobs

Between 2000 and 2010 and the two recessions book-ending that dismal decade, the manufacturing industry in Wisconsin lost more than 1 in 4 of its jobs, falling to 429,500 from its level of 594,400. That’s 164,900 vanished opportunities for workers to find steady, sustaining employment even if in many cases they don’t have a four-year college degree.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Would young people stay in rural area for mining jobs?

Aside from the whir from the ceiling fan, and the sound of a slow-passing car down Silver Street, the Liberty Bell Chalet is quiet. “Nothing ever happens here, nothing ever changes,” Youngs says.

Via WisconsinWatch.org.

Walker praises lower unemployment, denies credit to Obama

Via Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.

National unemployment rate falls to 7.8%

Via WISN.

Rural homelessness plagues Wisconsin

Via WQOW.

U.S. economic growth revised downward

Only 1.3% growth in second quarter.

Via WISN.

Wisconsin poverty rate is 13%

Including 237,000 children.

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

WI unemployment rate increases to 7.5%

Only 4300 private-sector jobs created last month.

Via WQOW.

Census hints economy’s in ‘fragile recovery’

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

 

29.4%

Poverty rate in Milwaukee.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Census shows Wisconsin poverty rate rises

Now 13.1%.

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Economist Robert Samuelson: Are you better off now?

There’s more than one answer.

Via The Washington Post.

Median value of Wisconsin home plunges 12.2% since 2008

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Job growth slows, unemployment falls

Tepid recovery.

Via WISN.

Brillion Iron Works eliminates 198 jobs

Holds out prospect of further cuts.

Via WBAY.

Wisconsin banks slowly return to health

86% profitable in Q2, where a B average seems like progress.

Via WAOW

Around $4.00

Gas per gallon.

Via WISN.

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe near bankruptcy

Everyone’s hurting.

Via Ashland Daily Press.

Gas prices drop in Milwaukee

Still @ $3.88 per gallon.

Via TMJ4.

Inside Wisconsin’s frac sand boom

Currently, there are no official employment numbers for the state’s rapidly expanding frac sand industry. But the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, using job-site estimates developed by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, found that when existing mines and those being built are fully operating, the industry will employ about 2,780 people — a sizeable number given the state’s overall luckluster job picture.

Via WisconsinWatch.org.

Did Government Play Huge Role in Janesville’s Comeback?

Didn’t they build that?

Via Rock Netroots.

Janesville, WI: A struggling economy

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Wisconsin loses 6,000 jobs, unemployment jumps to 7.3%

July data.

Via WQOW.

Is General Motors Headed For Bankruptcy Again?

Probably.

Via Forbes.

2011-2012: Wisconsin’s puny job growth

Little more than 1% year over year.

Via TMJ4.

Quarterly mortgage delinquencies up

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel .