Study: Wisconsin poverty rose in 2016 despite job growth
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A new study shows that Wisconsin's poverty rate increased in 2016 and children were especially impacted despite the state's job growth during that span.
The State Journal reports that the 10th annual Wisconsin Poverty Report released Friday shows that the state's poverty rate rose to 10.8 percent in 2016 from 9.7 percent in 2015. That measure also found that child poverty increased to 12 percent in 2016, from 10 percent in 2015.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers use the Wisconsin Poverty Measure to calculate the poverty rate.
Timothy Smeeding, a UW-Madison professor who led the study, says the findings reflect that while more Wisconsinites are working, their earnings may not be increasing as quickly as costs such as housing, health and child care.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Members of the newly created commission to regulate ethics laws for Wisconsin office holders and lobbyists are beginning their work with the simplest of tasks: deciding on a name. Weightier decisions aren't far...More >>
A man with three drunken driving convictions is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed in Milwaukee earlier this week. A criminal complaint says...More >>
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Jaden Schwartz scored with 2:27 remaining during a 4-on-4 situation and the St. Louis Blues beat the Wild 2-1 on Friday night to leave Minnesota with a 2-0 leadMore >>
The Milwaukee Bucks selected guard Donte DiVincenzo out of Villanova with the 17th overall pick of the NBA draft, filling a critical need for a perimeter shooter. A breakout performance in the NCAA championship game...More >>
Can't Find Something?
3705 CTH 25, La Crescent, MN 55947
Phone: 507-895-1919 or 800-947-9969 (WXOW)
News tips: email@example.com