Minn leading WI in job creation

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:03 pm

All these Minnesota jobs involve either kidnapping the wives of feckless car dealers or billing GMAC for loans on cars you didn't actually sell. Rarely ends well.

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Cadfael » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:05 pm

When you're working three jobs, none of them give you insurance, and you still can't make ends meet, the sentence "We got lower unemployment!" doesn't carry the same meaning for you as it does for the fat guy who owns lake property yelling it from the rooftops.

Oh, and here's a report comparing Wisconsin and Minnesota's economies.
Key findings include:
  • Job growth since December 2010 has been markedly stronger in Minnesota than Wisconsin, with Minnesota experiencing 11.0 percent growth in total nonfarm employment, compared with only 7.9 percent growth in Wisconsin. Minnesota’s job growth was better than Wisconsin’s in the overall private sector (12.5 percent vs. 9.7 percent) and in higher-wage industries, such as construction (38.6 percent vs. 26.0 percent) and education and health care (17.3 percent vs. 11.0 percent).
  • From 2010 to 2017, wages grew faster in Minnesota than in Wisconsin at every decile in the wage distribution. Low-wage workers experienced much stronger growth in Minnesota than Wisconsin, with inflation-adjusted wages at the 10th and 20th percentile rising by 8.6 percent and 9.7 percent, respectively, in Minnesota vs. 6.3 percent and 6.4 percent in Wisconsin.
  • Gender wage gaps also shrank more in Minnesota than in Wisconsin. From 2010 to 2017, women’s median wage as a share of men’s median wage rose by 3.0 percentage points in Minnesota, and by 1.5 percentage points in Wisconsin.
  • Median household income in Minnesota grew by 7.2 percent from 2010 to 2016. In Wisconsin, it grew by 5.1 percent over the same period. Median family income exhibited a similar pattern, growing 8.5 percent in Minnesota compared with 6.4 percent in Wisconsin.
  • Minnesota made greater progress than Wisconsin in reducing overall poverty, child poverty, and poverty as measured under the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure. As of 2016, the overall poverty rate in Wisconsin as measured in the American Community Survey (11.8 percent) was still roughly as high as the poverty rate in Minnesota at its peak in the wake of the Great Recession (11.9 percent, in 2011).
  • Minnesota residents were more likely to have health insurance than their counterparts in Wisconsin, with stronger insurance take-up of both public and private health insurance since 2010.
  • From 2010 to 2017, Minnesota has had stronger overall economic growth (12.8 percent vs. 10.1 percent), stronger growth per worker (3.4 percent vs. 2.7 percent), and stronger population growth (5.1 percent vs. 1.9 percent) than Wisconsin. In fact, over the whole period—as well as in the most recent year—more people have been moving out of Wisconsin to other states than have been moving in from elsewhere in the U.S. The same is not true of Minnesota.

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Cornelius Gotchberg » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 pm

"Cadfael" When you're working three jobs, none of them give you insurance, and you still can't make ends meet, the sentence "We got lower unemployment!" doesn't carry the same meaning for you as it does for the fat guy who owns lake property yelling it from the rooftops.


Do tell!

Ducatista » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:54 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
But your mindset is one of the reasons why employers are able to keep salaries low. They know there are a group of good, solid employees who have decided that Madison is their last stop and they take advantage of that.

Ducatista » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:54 pm I'm not a good, solid employee, Ned. I'm an expensive piece of ass commanding up-market pay. I understand you couldn't make that work. I could.


Too funny! Arrogant Classist/Elitist FUCK. The kicker? Nothing about the Collective, the greater Good, or the great unwashed; not even an obligatory afterthought!

Howse about the others that couldn't/didn't/haven't made it happen...the ones about whom youse ALWAYS talk and for whom youse ALWAYS pretend to care?

Being a career Lefty must require a good memory, ever think you's Lefties ought get on the same page?

I'm fat? Youse need a vision test!

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Cadfael » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:35 pm

Glad to know Dave has lost weight. It was a low blow anyway and I regret using the word "fat." Shouldn't have stooped to his level.

He did a great job ignoring the economics, though.

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:09 am

It isn't just in jobs.

Wisconsin is falling behind Minnesota

There has been a widening gap between the states.

Minnesota produced about $20.7 billion more in goods and services than Wisconsin in 2008, and by 2017, the difference was $27.1 billion. The widening wage gap between Minnesota and Wisconsin over the same 10-year period is remarkable, too. Minnesota reported wages and salaries totaling $11.9 billion more than Wisconsin in the first quarter of 2008. By the first quarter of 2018, that gap had nearly doubled to $22.4 billion.


Let's hope Governor-elect Evers can help turn that around. But with a GOP controlled Legislature, that might be a difficult task.


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