To say the coronavirus is putting a lot of people in Wisconsin out of work is putting it mildly.
The state’s Department of Workforce Development yesterday said Wisconsin’s jobless rate could hit 27 percent because of the virus. A DWD report says over 48 thousand private businesses in the state are, or could soon close because of the outbreak. That could drive-up the unemployment number to record levels.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, Wisconsin’s jobless rate was three-and-half percent.