Friday, January 18, 2013

WI Public Sector Layoffs Negate Most Private Sector Gains

If Walker and the GOP-led Legislature hadn't gone to war against public sector employees and slashed state funding of local schools, the state would have enjoyed a major, estimated gain in overall employment last month.

Deduct 3,200 public sector workers lost in December from 4,500 new private sector jobs and the state netted a modest monthly workforce gain of 1,300, reports the Journal Sentinel.

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