A Tight Job Market Insulates a Slowing Economy—and Perhaps Trump, Too

In Wisconsin, a key swing state, the president’s trade policies have hurt manufacturing and farming, but the unemployment rate remains low

ROSENDALE, Wis.—Nathan Wiese, a third-generation dairy farmer who is struggling to get by, says even if he has to close his family’s farm, he feels confident he could hire on as a truck driver and take home more money.

“If you want a job, you can get a job,” said Mr. Wiese, who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and plans to do so again. “I could probably get one in one day.”

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