Gov. Scott Walker's promise to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin remains elusive
The total number of jobs created since Walker took office is 185,208, or 64,792 short of Walker's goal of 250,000.For our tally, we used the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages — which surveys nearly all state businesses — to get annual figures for years 2011 through 2015. We combined that with monthly survey data — from reports gathered from a small percentage of state businesses — for 2016. (The more accurate final census data won't be available for 2016 until later in the spring.)
I originally submitted this to the Wisconsin State Journal's Opinion Page 12/22/2010 - it was edited (see link) and published about a week later. Last night Governor Walker again repeated his promise to create 250,000 jobs during his Budget Introduction to the Legislature! How can I say it briefly ... it will happen but not because of his policies. How many jobs is he going to destroy first?
Update: 3/4/2011 DOR Pub. Wisconsin Economic Outlook - Winter
"During the past year, Wisconsin recovered 32,600 jobs from December 2009 through December 2010. ... The unemployment rate in Wisconsin stayed below the national rate through the recent recession and will continue doing so. The unemployment rate should fall to 7.3% in 2011 and 6.7% in 2012." Given what Governor Walker is doing to Education in his proposed budget ... this may be rather optimistic.
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