How Is Wisconsin Faring?

  • Wisconsin: Sign of the Times

1.  Job Growth:  

  • A job analysis by the Wisconsin State Journal shows Wisconsin, in 2010, ranked 16th in private sector job growth under Democratic Governor Doyle.  At the end of 2013, Wisconsin ranked 36th.
  • Wisconsin ranks 45th in projected job growth.
  • Wisconsin placed 2nd in job losses during the month of February 9,500 jobs in the public and private sector were lost.  Only North Carolina had more job losses.
  • Wisconsin is 48th in new business creation.

2.  Personal Income

  • Wisconsin is 35th out of 50 states in income growth.

3.  Minimum wage

4.  Healthcare Coverage Gap*

5.  Children of Color

  •  The home situation, educational skills, and income are three of the 12 key indicators measured in a study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children.”

The above statistics are unacceptable.  Wisconsin must do better.