University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Crisis in Milwaukee's Service Industry

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Milwaukee's service industry jobs offer low wages, inadequate and unpredictable hours, and poor benefits packages. This report calls attention to the crisis in low-wage service work by highlighting the average wages in key service occupations in Milwaukee, while outlining how these trends were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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