Walker Job Fail: 44th Nationally, Midwest Flop
How is the state doing during Scott Walker's tenure? Consider this employment data as reported Thursday by the Journal Sentinel:
Wisconsin ranked 44 out of the 50 states in private-sector job creation, according to the latest available government jobs data deemed credible by economists.
The data, which covers the 12 months from September 2011 to September 2012, shows that Wisconsin's position deteriorated progressively from a rank of 42 out of 50 in the previous 12-month period through June 2012; and from a rank of 37 in the 12 months through March 2012....
Wisconsin came out as the clear laggard in private-sector job creation in the Midwest, as this ranking of private-sector job creation shows:
11. Indiana (2.2% private-sector job growth in the 12 months)
13. Michigan (2%)
24. Ohio (1.5%)
27. Illinois (1.4%)
30. Iowa (1.3%)
39. Minnesota (1.0%)
44. Wisconsin (0.9%)
When he said he would make job creation his top priority, he meant he would be working full-time to create HIS next job by giving CPAC speeches in Dallas, attending fundraisers in FL, and satisfying sudden, frequent urges to visit cornfields in IA. Watch out for those wind turbines in IA, the country's top wind power producing state and home to wind turbine manufacturing--could be a bit of political sticky wicket for an avowed climate change denier and oil and gas suck-up.
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