DAILY WISCONSIN

Economy

Lagged

Under GOP control, WI lagged the nation in nearly every economic metric… Weak job growth, massive budget shortfalls, record debt (plus pollution & corruption). Then, in an act of sad desperation, Walker fell for the biggest scam in American history: Foxconn. But you do you. https://t.co/LNmqfmr2m3 — Bluepool #IVoted ALL Dem (@BadgerStew) October 26, 2020…

That’s Not a Recovery

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.

Trump’s Economy

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                  

Employment

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          

Bad economic signs

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.