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With tens of thousands of Wisconsinites facing the possibility of losing federal unemployment benefits due to obstruction by House Republicans, a new U.S. Department of Labor report shows that Wisconsin leads the nation in new jobless claims.
That’s according to The Capital Times, which is reporting that “4,420 people in Wisconsin filed initial unemployment claims during the last week of November. That is more claims than the next two highest states combined: Ohio with 2,597 and Kentucky with 1,538.”
“Scott Walker is kicking tens of thousands of Wisconsinites off their healthcare, wreaking havoc on Wisconsin workers with his failed economic policies, and asking folks to skip Christmas presents for the kids and instead send the money to his campaign,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Friday. “He really is the Governor Grinch who stole Christmas.”