Mitt Romney claims to have a plan to create 12 million jobs in four years if elected.
That's three million jobs per year, and since Wisconsin accounts by some measures for about two percent of US economic activity - - e.g. total US workers - - it's fair to say that Romney would be creating about 60,000 jobs a year in our state.
Or 120,000 Wisconsin jobs in 2013 and 2014 - - still not enough to get Scott Walker to the 250,000 private sector jobs he said during the 2010 campaign and 2012 recall race he'd create in his first term.
From a recent posting using independent and state data and analysis of Walker's pledge:
He's than one third of the way through that four year term - - during which about 80,000 new jobs would have kept him on pace - - but he's falling far, far short, according to PolitiFact's continuing analysis:Even the Wisconsin Department of Revenue said the 250,000 number would not be met.
So far in 2012, the monthly numbers show a net increase of 2,400 jobs.
When considered with the census numbers, the state has created an estimated 21,951 jobs since Walker took office. That means the state will need to create 228,049 more jobs before the end of Walker's term in 2014 for him to achieve his goal. (Here is our graphic monitoring changes).
Enough with the fake numbers.