WMC survey finds U.S. economy weakening, health care costs rising

Madison – Wisconsin’s worker shortage is forcing state CEOs to get creative to find and retain workers, according to a survey conducted by the State Chamber of Commerce. The semi-annual WMC economic survey of top private sector executives also reveals a general malaise about the national economy and that employer-sponsored health care costs are rising.

Seventy percent of the 265 survey respondents report difficulty finding qualified workers, which is up slightly from 68 percent six months ago and matches the percentage from last summer. Read the full story here.

Read the Milwaukee Business Journal story here.