Friday, December 23, 2016

Under Walker, WI loses jobs, country grows faster

We have written the same sad story give or take a tenth of a point or several hundred jobs here or there in just about every reporting period since Scott Walker's 250,000-new-private-sector-jobs promise remains stuck its six year failing stall, but, for the record:
Wisconsin lost 5,200 private-sector jobs from October to November, preliminary estimates show...
When Gov. Scott Walker began his term in January 2011, he vowed to create 250,000 new private-sector jobs before the end of his first term. Since that time, private-sector jobs have increased by 194,100, representing a 8.2 percent increase. Nationally, private-sector jobs have increased by 12.2 percent since January 2011.
Despite what you read on his Twitter feed - - Wisconsin's employment growth rate is 50% slower than the national gain - - and nearly all the growth is in low-end jobs because Walker has frozen the minimum wage at $7.25 per hour.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing up the stagnant low wages Wisconsinites are experiencing. How can there be growth or saving if people working full time or more still have no money to spend? What is wrong with Walker that he can't see this?