The state actually had a net loss of 119 jobs in the key manufacturing sector over the most recent 12-month period measured, federal data reported in the Journal Sentinel show.
Twelve months! Less than zero growth! That's hardly "manufacturing lags" as the newspaper headline understates.
Will any national reporter who runs into Scott Walker out there on
the book tour
campaign trail ask how this squares with Walker's 'we've turned it around'
propaganda he's been cranking out for years:
And the employees we met on our tour like our plans to connect job seekers to the job skills they need to get Wisconsin Working. They also like our efforts to improve education for all of our kids in this state.
They're proud of the work they do and the career that have chosen. And they appreciate our efforts to improve manufacturing in Wisconsin.
They know that we're turning things around. We're heading in the right direction. We're moving Wisconsin forward.