By Terry Kovarik
Door County, like much of the U.S., faces challenges in providing good paying jobs to support middle-class lifestyles. Even with a national jobless rate of 3.7-percent, some people lack needed job skills to move into higher paying positions. Jim Schuessler, Door County EconomicDevelopment Corporation Executive Director, says our area has assets that can help move people into a higher standard of living.
A recent study by Thirdway.org found that about 62-percent of the jobs nationally don’t support middle-class lifestyles. That’s because the high costs of living cut into wages.