unemployment

Lower unemployment rates not coming with wage gains

You've no doubt noticed a lot of hiring signs around town, and that probably has a lot do with the fact that unemployment rates are at 4.6 percent, the lowest they've been since 2007. But experts say it's not all good news.

Reality Check: Burke misleads on unemployment figures

Walker, Burke have ads on air disagreeing over facts on jobs, unemployment

Ads are now on the air for both Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, disagreeing over the facts on jobs and unemployment.

Pocan: Loss of unemployment benefits is attack on poor

Congressman, group of House Dems. urge speaker to schedule emergency vote

Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan wants his colleagues in Congress to extend unemployment benefits, and calls the lack of benefits an attack on the poor.

Scope of hunger in Dane County is getting worse

Vincent Washington took his place in line outside of the Bread of Life Food Pantry. It's certainly not his first time at St. Paul's. He and his wife used to volunteer there, until the temp jobs ran out, along with the food in his kitchen.

Monona company to lay off more than 100

Layoffs at BD Diagnostic Systems start August 31

Some 104 employees at BD Diagnostic Systems in Monona will be let go at the end of the summer, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Unemployment dips to 7.0 percent in state

Wisconsin rate below national rate of 7.6

Wisconsin's unemployment rate has improved slightly, dipping a fraction of a percentage point to 7.0 percent last month. That's down from 7.1 percent in April and unchanged from May of last year. The national rate is 7.6 percent.

Assembly passes unemployment benefit changes

Bill would increase unemployment payout, install limits on who can collect benefits

The state Assembly has passed a bill that would increase the maximum weekly unemployment insurance payout but also install new limits on who can collect the benefits.

Teenagers are seeing a summer job slump

Teen unemployment numbers more than three times the overall unemployment rate

While the overall job market may be steadily improving, teenagers face unemployment rates far greater than for adults.

Senate OKs unemployment overpayments bill

Officials would be allowed to check private accounts

The state Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would make it easier for the state to recover overpayment of unemployment benefits by allowing officials to check private bank accounts.