Unemployment Category Archive


  • AP FACT CHECK: Walker Touts Unemployment Over Other Measures

    WALKER: “Wisconsin is working ! Workforce levels are at historic highs. The percentage of people working is one of the best in the nation. And the unemployment rate is now down to...

    Associated Press, 03/22/2018
  • Budget Panel Drops Walker’s Wisconsin Tech School Tuition Freeze

    The Legislature’s budget committee on Thursday tossed aside Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to freeze tuition at technical colleges and restructured a program for buying environmentally friendly buses. The Joint Finance Committee also...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/18/2017
  • As Possible Re-election Run Looms, Scott Walker Says Wisconsin Economy Is Best It’s Been Since 2000

    Walker said: “Wisconsin’s economy is in the best shape it’s been since 2000.” The latest figures for the unemployment rate, wages and gross domestic product support Walker’s claim. But the figures for...

    PolitiFact, 04/13/2017
  • Governor Touts State ‘s Business Climate

    As the unemployment rate continues to fall, it is spreading all sorts of positive news throughout the state. But it is also putting more pressure on businesses in the Chippewa Valley and...

    Chippewa Herald, 05/20/2016
  • Walker Approves Rule Implementing Unemployment Drug Tests

    Gov. Scott Walker has approved a rule implementing drug screening requirements for unemployment benefits. The rule implements provisions in the state budget. Under the rule, those who fail an employer drug test...

    WMTV-TV, 05/04/2016
  • Governor: Anyone Who Wants a Job in Wisconsin Should Be Able to Find one

    “Everybody who wants a job should be able to find a job,” Walker said. “A simple phrase but not always the most simple to implement.” Walker was upbeat about the possibility of...

    Sawyer County Record, 12/11/2015