Friday, July 22, 2011

Questioning Walker's Job Claim Is Absolutely Legitimate

Did Wisconsin/Walker really create half the nation's new jobs last month?

Remember his statement in May that new business filings in Wisconsin were up 25% - - and then that claim went away?

As did the Secretary of Workforce Development a few days later?

And the news release about Walker's administration all ready to announce 125 jobs created at one manufacturer - - though Gov. Doyle had already announced them?


Paul Trotter said...

It's the heat! Water Parks. Wisconsin Dells! That's it. temporary!

enoughalready said...

Here is some much needed context for Walker's very misleading claim:

Quote: "Comparing the Wisconsin and U.S. figures directly, however, could lead to a faulty inference — that the bulk of the new U.S. jobs were in Wisconsin. As it turns out, that's far from the case.

"According to the U.S. Labor Department, five states added more net jobs last month than Wisconsin did — Texas (32,000 jobs), California (28,800), Michigan (18,000), Minnesota (13,200) and Massachusetts (10,400)."

James Rowen said...

to enoughalready: Thanks. I posted the link: