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August 11, 2017 - 8:55am
With state legislatures across the country struggling to balance their budgets, Governing magazine reports that many are looking to corrections budgets as a source of savings. Interestingly – as reported in a Governing article last week – they are...
March 11, 2014 - 9:00am
A recent Brookings Institution report on rising inequality within major cities indicated that Milwaukee is one of the top six metropolitan areas in which inequality is growing. A follow-up article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel referred to the...
May 2, 2013 - 9:15am
A new report from the Brookings Institution analyzes the geography of private sector job growth and decline in the nation’s 100 largest metro areas between 2000 and 2010. It finds that while the share of jobs located in and around central business...
December 14, 2012 - 8:00am
In a new report examining Milwaukee’s workforce development system, the Public Policy Forum cites a higher level of coordination and cohesion among key workforce development players since the establishment of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment...
April 29, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anonymous
A Public Policy Forum survey of healthcare employers finds that despite near-record unemployment rates in the region, southeast Wisconsin’s healthcare sector faces a distinctive challenge: finding sufficient numbers of qualified and trained workers...
December 30, 2008 - 9:20am
By: Anonymous
A recent Milwaukee Talkie blog post asked, “Can’t we all get along when it comes to spending stimulus funds?” That post tackled state-vs.-local issues with regard to infrastructure spending, but not everyone is even at the point of agreeing that...
September 22, 2008 - 9:09am
By: Anonymous
UWM economist Marc Levine’s most recent figures (2006 data) on what he has termed “the crisis of black male joblessness in Milwaukee,” identifying that 46.8 percent of working-age black males in the city are out of work, suggest that Milwaukeeans...
April 16, 2008 - 9:34am
By: Anonymous
The Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, a nonprofit program in California that helps low-income women start their own businesses, presented findings at this month's Summit on Economic Justice for Women in Atlanta showing microenterprise to be a...
August 23, 2007 - 11:45am
By: Anonymous
I've only lived in the city of Milwaukee for six years. But ever since I landed here, the city has bled jobs. In fact, Milwaukee lost over 11,000 jobs since my first day of graduate school at UWM in 2001. Maybe this is why I've been particularly...
July 26, 2007 - 9:39am
By: Anonymous
After years of employment losses, the city of Milwaukee is growing again. Milwaukee added 2,039 net new jobs in the last 12 months and 4,057 jobs since May 2005. While Milwaukee still has plenty of ground to make up, the city now shows signs of...

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