Underperforming

“This indicates the fact that Wisconsin’s drop in inflation-adjusted household income was larger than most of our neighbors. In fact, only the Recession-wrecked state of Michigan had a larger drop over these 5 years than Wisconsin.

Change in real median household income, 2005-09 vs 2010-2014

Mich -$4,650 (-8.65%)

Wis. -$4,165 (-7.32%)

Ill. -$3,767 (-6.18%)

Ind. -$3,637 (-6.94%)

Ohio -$3,171 (-6.10%)

Minn -$2,075 (-3.30%)

Iowa -$306 (-0.58%)”

Via Jake’s Economic TA Funhouse: Damage of low-wage WisGOP policy, Great Recession obvious.