MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker says he is developing a new way to measure Wisconsin's employment needs.
Walker has complained about the accuracy of monthly unemployment data based on a survey of about 3.5 percent of Wisconsin businesses. The more accurate data, based on a census of nearly all Wisconsin businesses, comes quarterly and has a six month lag.
Walker said Tuesday that gap makes it difficult to use those numbers for making quick responses to the state's employment needs. He says he is moving forward with a real-time labor management system so the state can react to job needs better.
Walker previously mentioned the idea in his State of the State speech.
Walker promised in 2010 to create 250,000 private sector jobs over four years. He's far from meeting that pledge.
RHINELANDER - Soon you can start getting your coffee and donuts from a new store in Rhinelander. That's because there's a Dunkin Donuts coming to the area.
The new Dunkin Donuts will use the property and build where a Remax Office currently resides on Lincoln Street. They'll be across the street from the Home Depot.
Remax will move next to the Cellcom building. The national chain could affect business for other donut shops. But local business owners say they aren’t afraid of the impact of the new store.
“It's just an addition to Rhinelander and a place for people to go, but I don't think it will be any kind of competition for the Briar House because we have a different type of experience here,” says Dawn Alen, the Owner of the Briar House. “It’s more personal we have loyal customers and we have a lot more to offer than just coffee and donuts.”
There is no word on when the Dunkin Donuts is expected to open.
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