The nonpartisan Center on Wisconsin Strategy, a University of Wisconsin-based think-tank, is out with a biennial review of jobs, wages, poverty, income, and job quality in Wisconsin that paints an unfortunate picture of our state’s economic recovery in comparison to the rest of the nation.

According to the report, “Our investigation makes it clear that Wisconsin’s recovery is weaker than it should be, producing one-third fewer jobs than we could expect if Wisconsin just got its share of the national recovery.”

The Capital Times is also reporting on the COWS analysis, noting that, “Wisconsin now has a “jobs deficit” of nearly 160,000, says COWS. That includes the number of positions needed to replace all those lost over the past six years coupled with the growth in population.”

Read the full report from COWS, The State of Working Wisconsin, here.