The number of poor people has grown by eight million since May, according to researchers at Columbia University, after falling by four million at the pandemic’s start as a result of an $2 trillion emergency package known as the Cares Act.
Wisconsin leads the nation in farm bankruptcies. Number of family farms filing for bankruptcy in 2019 jumped nearly 20% from the previous year.Manufacturers in Wisconsin have also shed ~12k jobs since Trump took office. https://t.co/YpniWwN1E3 — Catherine Rampell (@crampell) September 8, 2020
Trump's economic lie summarized in a single image. Wall Street wins while real Americans suffer.#RNC2020 #TrumpMeltdown pic.twitter.com/Q8kI1jnfqx — Bluepool (Voting for Biden) (@BadgerStew) August 27, 2020
Wis Jobs report:Good news – 30,500 more jobs, unemployment down to 7.0%.Meh news – Jobs growth slowed in July, and we're still down 270,000 jobs vs Feb.Bad news – Unemployment down mostly because 40K left the work force. https://t.co/vvsBUEkms4 #wiunion #wipolitics #wiright — JakeEdwards (@JakeMadtown) August 21, 2020
Not only is this the 16th straight week with more than 1.3 million new claims, Thursday’s report on unemployment claims also showed an all-time high in continuing claims, with nearly 33 million receiving some kind of assistance between the 3 main unemployment categories.
Whitewater’s difference is clear: she mostly depends on a (relatively large for the city’s size) public university campus, along with few light manufacturing concerns in her industrial park. It’s the public university – one that depends on public funds – that sustains Whitewater at her present size.