UP: Badger ticket holders. Tickets to the Oct. 1 UW Badgers football game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers are listing at $225-$1,000 online. The demand is being pushed in part by the large number of Nebraska fans traveling to Madison for the game.
DOWN: Wisconsin. Wisconsin lost 2,300 jobs in August as the unemployment rate crept up to 7.9%, reports the Center on Wisconsin Strategy. The state needs to gain 183,100 jobs in order to be at the level it was before the current recession. That number includes 122,000 jobs lost during the recession and another 61,000 jobs needed to keep pace with population growth. When he was running for governor, Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs. Well, he still has time.