Bedroom Communities II

The U.S. Census reports that only 9 percent of the 16,335 people working in the City of Middleton in 2010 also lived in Middleton.  Similarly, the majority of people working in Fitchburg (91%), Monona (97%), Verona (89%), Sun Prairie (77%), and Waunakee (81%) did not live in the communities where they worked. What types of jobs are attracting […]

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Bedroom Communities

Many view the suburban communities surrounding larger cities as good places to live and raise a family, but hardly as centers of employment. The fact that in 2010 over 80 percent of the employed residents of the Madison area communities of Waunakee, Middleton, Fitchburg, Monona, Verona, and Sun Prairie worked outside the community where they […]

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Number of jobs & unemployment rate fall?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Wisconsin lost 22,300 jobs between February 2011 and February 2012. The BLS also reports that the official unemployment rate in Wisconsin improved from a seasonally adjusted 7.6 percent to 6.9 percent during the same period. How can the unemployment rate and the number of jobs both decline? […]

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How Much is Enough?

Anyone who bought a lottery ticket last week probably spent a few minutes dreaming about how $640 million would change their life?  Those dreams can now be realities for the three people who picked the winning numbers in last week’s biggest ever Mega Millions Lottery.   Each winner will receive about $100 million after taxes. Each […]

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