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The Walker jobs adjustment: Not much of an improvement after all

Phil Scarr over at Blogging Blue came up with this excellent chart showing the difference between the normal manner in which job growth is measured in Wisconsin and nationwide and the method now (but not always) preferred by Gov. Scott Walker and his administration. A third line shows the overall national job creation trend. The simple takeaway: Even granting greater accuracy to Walker's use of quarterly statistics, this state still badly lags behind the rest of the nation in job growth, even though a jobs recovery was already putting Wisconsin ahead of the curve as he came into office. I guess Walker will now have to go back and re-jigger the entire national job outlook in order to make his own point-shaving scheme more impressive than just plain blah. Here's the chart. The red line is Walker's new job creation claim. The blue line shows the normal method of calculating job growth.

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May 19, 2012 - 8:43pm

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