Biz Journal Ranks Govs by Job Growth in Office: Walker 40th / Would Have 51K More Jobs if WI Kept Pace with US Average | WisCommunity

Biz Journal Ranks Govs by Job Growth in Office: Walker 40th / Would Have 51K More Jobs if WI Kept Pace with US Average

[img_assist|nid=370992|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=199]A few days ago, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch that reaching 250,000 jobs in Walker's first term was a "really tough to achieve goal," but what she should have said is that it's really tough for us to achieve.

An extensive analysis by the Business Journal, shows that during Walker's time in office, his annual job growth rate or 1.07% ranks . The national average over Walker's time in office has been 2.00% and if Walker had simply kept up with the national average, Wisconsin would have 51,200 more jobs than we do today. 

Walker often derides democratic governors in other states, saying "they chose one path and we chose another," but every Democratic governor in the country ranks ahead of Walker in job growth.  In fact, if Walker had the same job growth rate as Colorado's Democratic Governor, , or California's ,  Wisconsin would be right on pace to hit his 250K jobs goal.  

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Published

September 11, 2013 - 10:07am

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