Wisconsin AFDC/W-2 Caseloads and Unemployment Rates by County: July 1986-December 1998


Employment and Training Institute, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The following graphs show monthly unemployment rates and AFDC caseloads for each of Wisconsin's 72 counties. Unemployment rates are presented using moving averages to adjust for seasonal fluctuations. The W-2 caseloads include only cases receiving income payments. Two AFDC programs are now funded separately through TANF and not part of Wisconsin's W-2 program -- Kinship Care support for children living with non-legally responsible relatives (formerly AFDC/NLRR), and Caretaker Supplement payments for children in cases headed by parent(s) on SSI (formerly included under AFDC). Monthly data are not available for numbers of TANF cases in Kinship Care or C-Supp and public assistance trendlines do not include these families.

The Employment and Training Institute evaluations of Wisconsin Welfare reform efforts during the period 1987-1991 have shown the strong impact of a rapidly improving labor market which accounted for most of the caseload reduction during the period 1986-1991. Additional months of data are presented for the period 1991-1998. Statistical testing has not been conducted for this most recent period, however.

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INDEX

A - B -C - D - E - F - G - I - J - K - L - M - O - P - R - S - T - V - W

Wisconsin County Image Map

A
Adams County | Ashland County


B
Barron County | Bayfield County
Brown County | Buffalo County | Burnett County

C
Calumet County | Chippewa County | Clark County
Columbia County | Crawford County

D
Dane County | Dodge County | Door County
Douglas County | Dunn County
E
Eau Claire County

F
Florence County | Fond du Lac County | Forest County
G
Grant County | Green County | Green Lake County

I
Iowa County | Iron County
J
Jackson County | Jefferson County | Juneau County
K
Kenosha County | Kewaunee County

L
La Crosse County | Lafayette County
Langlade County | Lincoln County

M
Manitowoc County | Marathon County | Marinette County
Marquette County | Menominee County | Milwaukee County
Monroe County

O
Oconto County | Oneida County | Outagamie County
Ozaukee County

P
Pepin County | Pierce County | Polk County
Portage County | Price County

R
Racine County | Richland County
Rock County | Rusk County

S
Sauk County | Sawyer County | Shawano County
Sheboygan County | St. Croix County

T
Taylor County | Trempealeau County

V
Vernon County | Vilas County

W
Walworth County | Washburn County | Washington County
Waukesha County | Waupaca County | Waushara County
Winnebago County | Wood County


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