Thursday, July 19, 2012

What The? Unemployment Rate in Wisconsin Rises to 7.0%

"I meant what I said and I said what I meant.  A promise is a promise one hundred percent"

Horton the Elephant, paraphrased ever so slightly.

Wisconsin DWD just released the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs numbers for June 2012, and they are Ugly (with a capital "U").  In the eighteen months since the Governor was inaugurated, Wisconsin has lost 12,400 private sector jobs.

Here are the numbers:


The Governor's promise was to create 250,000 new private sector jobs in Wisconsin in his first term.  His "nut" has now grown to 262,400 private sector jobs.  There are 30 months left in his term.  He needs to see an average of about 8,750 new jobs per month for the remainder of his term,

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