WEDC’s plan for a faster economic recovery in Wisconsin

Pick almost anyeconomic indicator and chances are it hit unthinkable levels in Wisconsin this year. The unemployment rate? Jumped from 3.1% in March to 13.6% in April and was still at 12% in May. Unemployment claims? More than 750,000 initial claims were filed through mid-June compared to around 150,000 by the same time last year. There were an average

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Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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