The COVID-19 pandemic hit Wisconsin’s job market hard, but apparently not as hard as neighboring states. A report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum says Wisconsin experienced a total job loss of 5.2% over the last year. That is a smaller number than Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota. It’s also better than the national average. Analysis shows most of the lost jobs in the U-S came in service sector areas like restaurants. Those jobs make up a smaller percentage of the Badger State economy than they do in neighboring states.