Marquette Wire

Nurses seek work, plan for future

Eric Oliver

January 24, 2013

While the healthcare industry is generally regarded to be a growing sector of the economy, a new study shows even it may not be safe from decreased hiring. In a report released in January by the Wisconsin Hospital Association,...

Recent job growth points to improvement in Wisconsin economy

Joel Mathur

January 22, 2013

The economic recession has technically been over for more than two years, but with a stagnant Congress and only marginal gains in employment at times, the full-speed recovery that some economists would like to see has eluded...

Report shows rise in jobs, job-seekers

Claudia Brokish

November 8, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October job report last Friday showing that the nation's unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent, with the economy creating 171,000 jobs. In the days leading up to its re-elect...

August job creation down from previous months

Emily Fischer

September 13, 2012

Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy gained 96,000 jobs in August, a number down from the previous average job gains of 139,000 per month in the earlier months of 2012. A majority of these...

Milwaukee bond rating downgraded as city tax base continues to decline

Joe Kaiser

April 26, 2012

Moody’s Investors Service slightly downgraded Milwaukee’s bond rating last week over concerns about the city’s poverty rate, property tax base and cuts to state aid. The downgrade drops the city from Aa1, with a negative...

Report indicates that despite progress, Wis. families still face unemployment struggles

Monique Collins

April 12, 2012

Despite unemployment rates in Wisconsin dropping below the national average, more Wisconsinites are working multiple jobs to make ends meet, according to a March report by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy. But unemployment...