The Walker people spun the numbers a few days ago by touting a drop in the jobless rate (reminiscent of politicians who tout a drop in the tax rate while spending goes up) - - but the real numbers are out today:
Newly revised jobs figures released Tuesday show Wisconsin with the biggest decline in total jobs in the US over the past 12 months.So Wisconsin's Governor leads the country in three negative categories: Jobs lost on his watch, former staffers and appointees charged criminally, and legal defense funds created.
Wisconsin released its new job numbers last week. They showed sizable job gains in January. But they also showed 2011 was a significantly worse year for jobs in Wisconsin than previously thought.
The government released similar revised data for all 50 states on Tuesday. They show that Wisconsin’s 12-month decline in total non-farm jobs (public and private combined) of 12,500 was the worst in the US.
Taking just private-sector jobs, Wisconsin posted a small gain – 900 jobs – in the same 12-month period.