DWD releases new data dashboard

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has released a new data dashboard that improves access to current and historical data on unemployment insurance activity, according to a release from the agency. The new dashboard provides insight into the strength of Wisconsin’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 downturn and shows how the claim volume during 2020 eclipsed the past 36 years. According to the dashboard, DWD answered 7,894 calls in the first week of May compared to a 52-week rolling average of 28,429 phone calls during the pandemic.