Saturday, June 9, 2018

Scott Walker crows about low-paying jobs growth but is so far silent on Wisconsin's bump in poverty rate

Study: In 2016, Wisconsin's job market improved but the state's poverty rate increased.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/8/2018)
We also examined poverty rates across regions in the state, revealing deep poverty in Milwaukee County and especially in the central city of Milwaukee. But the report also signaled a strong recovery in most parts of Wisconsin with more substate areas (26 counties) having lower poverty rates than in most previous reports. There are larger regional differences in poverty within Wisconsin than in earlier years, with the recovery especially helping the eastern parts of the state, the counties north and west of Milwaukee, as well as the west central region of the state.
Link to full report

Of Wisconsin's approximately 382,500 African-Americans residents, 62% reside in the City of Milwaukee.

Related reading
The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker.   A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star.  (The New Republic, 6/15/2014)

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