Restating the Unemployment Rate

The official unemployment rate (U-3) in Wisconsin in September was 7.8 percent. U-3 includes those people who do not have a job, are available for work, and have actively looked for work in the last four weeks. A broader measure (U-6) includes those people who want work and are available for work, but are discouraged […]

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New taxpayers escape to Wisconsin

According to the Internal Revenue Service, 45,283 people filing federal income taxes as Wisconsin residents in 2008 lived and filed their taxes in another state in 2007. Almost 20 percent of these new Wisconsin residents (8,698) lived in Illinois the previous year. The average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for all Wisconsin residents filing individual federal […]

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New Packer fans come from surprising places

The Internal Revenue Service reports that 45,283 people filing federal individual income taxes in Wisconsin in 2008 lived and filed their taxes from outside of Wisconsin in 2007. Adding the dependents they claimed, a total of 83,432 new residents moved into the state during the year. Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Florida, and California topped the list, […]

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Keeping them down on the farm

According to the most recent Census of Agriculture, there were 3,331 farms in Dane County in 2007. The average Dane County farm was 161 acres. Farms less than 500 acres accounted for 93% of all farms in the county and 77 percent were less than 180 acres. In 2007, almost 63% of all principal farm […]

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