BizTracker: January 2020

The Milwaukee-area manufacturing index for December was 45.1 Any reading below 50 indicates a contraction in the sector.

Wisconsin grew by 15,028 people, a 0.26% increase, in 2019 to bring its estimated population to 5,822,434.

A total of 8,590 workers in Wisconsin were affected by mass layoffs in 2019 that require state notification, a 1.9% increase from 2018.

Wisconsin exported $1.82 billion in goods during November, a drop of $1.6 million or 0.09%. For the first 11 months of the year, the state’s exports were down 4.15%.

Of the respondents to the semi-annual Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce survey, 58% said the state’s economy is “strong” or “very strong” while 36% described it as “moderate.”

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