The State of Working Wisconsin 2012

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September 02, 2012
By: Laura Dresser, Joel Rogers, Edo Navot, Matías Cociña

The ninth edition of COWS' biennial report, The State of Working Wisconsin 2012 uses the best and most recent data available to refine our understanding of exactly how working people in Wisconsin are doing. This year's Labor Day report finds too many workers in Wisconsin waiting for an economic recovery strong enough to produce jobs, higher family income, and a growing sense of security.


Download the executive summary or the full report. If you would like a printed copy of the report, please email us.


For the first time this year, COWS is also including an online supplement to the print version. The supplement provides more maps, more data, and interactive graphs on key economic and social indicators at the state and county level. The online supplement will be updated as new data becomes available and will provide access to figures and graphs on the Wisconsin economy as they come out.


We are also offering a technical note that compares the CES and QCEW, two key sources of data on employment that have caused some recent controversy.


To view previous State of Working Wisconsin reports, click here.

Executive Summary (8.7MB) | Press Release