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Wisconsin enacted a state unemployment insurance plan in 1932 in response to the Great Depression, when more than 25 percent of the adult workforce was unemployed. Although the depression increased interest in unemployment compensation, it had been established in the United States on a voluntary basis to some extent long before.What are the unemployment laws in the state of Wisconsin?
Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Laws of 1932. Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance laws cover employers who pay at least $1,500 in wages during any calendar quarter, or who have at least 1 employee for a minimum of 20 weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.