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Study: In 2016, Wisconsin's job market improved but the state's poverty rate increased

Despite a robust job market, Wisconsin's poverty rate increased to 10.8% in 2016, compared to 9.7% in 2015, according to a report released Friday by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The 10th Wisconsin Poverty Report details what is called the Wisconsin Poverty Measure that is produced by the Institute for Research on Poverty.

The report was authored by Timothy Smeeding and Katherine Thornton. Learn More. . .