Jan 2013 - Walker brings Wisconsin job growth at 38th worst state.
Walker loses jobs and lowers unemployment by discouraging people!
From March 2011 to March 2012, Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs. That was the largest decrease in percentage terms in the country.
Those job losses came from both the public and private sector, but the public sector job losses (17,800) were larger than the private-sector job losses (6,100).
Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 45 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 4 states, and was unchanged in Alabama.
The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+6.5 percent).
The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Wisconsin (-0.9 percent).
Some tweeted me about declining unemployment rates ... suggesting things were better ... they may be?!
When the unemployment rate goes down however it may indicate fewer are being reported or counted simply because they are discouraged and not looking for a job. This also explains when things improve why the unemployment rate can go up. Looking at job gains or losses ... those jobs gained or lost can be tricky too since not all jobs are the same!
WI 1848 Forward: #Walker has kept WIS in an employment #RECESSION! : #Jobs #47% #99% vs #1% #elites #Koch #Hendricks
#Walker employment #RECESSION #1% #Elites #Koch #Hendricks #WI 1848 Forward: vs #Jobs #47% #99% #Obama #stimulus #ACA