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Wisconsin Manufacturing Employment Peaked in September 2018

Summary:
National manufacturing employment peaks nearly a year later, August 2019. Figure 1: Manufacturing employment in US (blue), and in Wisconsin (dark red), both in logs, 2018M09=0. Light orange denotes Walker administration. Source: BLS, and author’s calculations. See a discussion of how employment is faring in several Midwestern states in this WaPo article.

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National manufacturing employment peaks nearly a year later, August 2019.

Wisconsin Manufacturing Employment Peaked in September 2018

Figure 1: Manufacturing employment in US (blue), and in Wisconsin (dark red), both in logs, 2018M09=0. Light orange denotes Walker administration. Source: BLS, and author’s calculations.

See a discussion of how employment is faring in several Midwestern states in this WaPo article.

Menzie Chinn
He is Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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