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Wisconsin’s Shifting Job Market

Focus #21 • December 2019

A decade after the Great Recession slammed the brakes on the U.S. economy, employment in Wisconsin has recovered and surged almost 72,000 jobs higher than its pre-recession peak. A look at the types of jobs created finds higher-paying occupations requiring more education have grown more than lower-paying ones, but the benefits of that positive change haven’t been equally shared throughout the state.

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Around 150 people attended our Viewpoint Luncheon: What is the Future of Century City? on Wednesday, December 4 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Milwaukee’s 84-acre Century City business park has seen more than $40 million of public investment since 2009, but the pace of attracting tenants has been slow. GoodRead More