Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to 3.8% in January from 4% in December, nearly reaching levels not seen since before the coronavirus pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday.Read More »
Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday signed into law a bipartisan bill to begin the work of updating the state's unemployment claims processing system that contributed to many people waiting weeks or months to get paid during the coronavirus pandemic.Read More »
The Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan bill designed to jump-start updates to the state's antiquated unemployment-claims system that led to many people waiting weeks or months to get paid during the coronavirus pandemic.Read More »
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday dramatically reshaped Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to upgrade the state's antiquated unemployment claim technology, eliminating guaranteed funding for the project and absolving businesses and schools of liability for COVID-19 infections.
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The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued an emergency rule on Thursday that continues to waive a rule requiring that unemployed people apply for jobs while they are receiving public assistance.Read More »
Republican legislative leaders convened a special session Tuesday to fix the state's unemployment system in the face of a massive backlog of pandemic-related claims but ended it seconds after it began without taking any substantive action.Read More »