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Last week, for the first time in 1,152 days, Forum columnist and reporter Tammy Swift drove to an office and went to work. And she found that as much things have changed, they have completely stayed the same.
With record number of Wisconsinites employed, unemployment remains near historic low.
Workers are seeing wages rise, though high inflation means fewer real gains.
Fentech started working with the DOC's work release program a year prior to the pandemic and it’s helped the company fill vacancies it struggled to fill, said Renee Heytens, human resources manager.

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The preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent in March, down from 2.9 percent in February
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For individuals forgoing vaccination, the risks can include layoffs and ineligibility to collect unemployment, higher insurance premiums, or loss of academic scholarships. For employers, vaccine hesitancy can contribute to short-staffed workplaces.
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The state's unemployment rate continues to trend lower than the national average of 4.2%, but the latest figures underscore that the state's ongoing workforce challenges appear to be a lingering issue despite improving jobless numbers.

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Worker reluctance to return to jobs forces Wisconsin employers to adapt to a new labor market.
The Development Association hopes to buy the Old Post Office with the help of grant funding.
The report, released Thursday, Oct. 21, provides the first look at Wisconsin's unemployment rate after extra federal unemployment benefits expired on Sept. 6.

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