Latest Jobs Report: WI Job Growth Less than Half of MN, Drops from 33rd to 34th in the Nation | WisCommunity

Latest Jobs Report: WI Job Growth Less than Half of MN, Drops from 33rd to 34th in the Nation

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The latest jobs report is out (the one that Walker says is accurate) and... whah-waaaaa... Wisconsin has dropped from the previous (much ballyhooed) to  from the first quarter of the 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.   In , Wisconsin fell from 33rd to 34th.

Wisconsin's barely-moving job growth rate of .9% during that period is less than half of neighboring Minnesota's robust growth rate of 1.9%. 

The numbers are even worse if you look at the first quarter of 2011 (when Walker took office) to 2013's first quarter. Over that time, Wisconsin ranks 38th in total job growth and 37th in private growth-- both far and away the worst in the midwest.

Ouch.

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September 26, 2013 - 9:56am

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