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All I know is what I read in the papers

Evolution of a headline in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story saying the state Department of Workforce Development released the preliminary monthly figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing Wisconsin lost 6,200 private sector jobs in April.

[UPDATE:  I'm told this was actually the original, before the tinkering began: State loses 6,200 private sector jobs in April]

Original headline: State loses an estimated 6,200 private sector jobs in April

Second version: Controversial survey shows estimated April job loss of 6,200

Third version: Disputed survey shows estimated April job loss of 6,200

This is the same report Scott Walker has bragged about in the past, when the numbers looked good for Wisconsin.  Now he is disputing them and announced his own numbers, showing Wisconsin was gaining, rather than losing jobs, since he took office.

The other 49 states in the union aren't disputing them,and they are not "questionable" anywhere else but in Wisconsin, where Scott Walker is scrambling to save his own job in a recall election three weeks from now.

[UPDATE: Scot Ross notes:  March 22, Same reporter, same BLS, but note the headline on WI adding jobs: State added 4,000 private-sector jobs in February]

 

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May 17, 2012 - 3:04pm

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