BizTracker: April 2020

Economists at UW-Madison estimated Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was at 16.7% as of April 16.

For the four-week period from March 23 to April 17, Wisconsin workers filed 336,624 initial unemployment claims.

Wisconsin had 4,499 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 230 deaths from the coronavirus, as of April 20.

Coronavirus-related cancellations of events booked by VISIT Milwaukee have resulted in an estimated $47 million in lost economic impact for the region, according to the organization.

Passenger traffic at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport fell 53% in March, year-over-year, to 312,425 total passengers.

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