Friday, April 20, 2012

A quick note on jobs in WI: it's a lot worse than you think

Our state's losses are many times worse off than other states that lost jobs...combined

According to a chart from the Bureau of Labor statistics, there were four states total that lost jobs from March of 2011 to March of 2012. Those states are Mississippi (-3,500), Montana (-1,400), Rhode Island (-2,200), and Wisconsin (-23,900).

Notice the significant drop that is Wisconsin. Our total job losses are worse off than the next highest loser in jobs by almost sevenfold. As if that weren't bad enough, our job losses are worse than the other three states' losses combined...more than three times over.

And just as a side thought, Illinois, whom Gov. Scott Walker criticizes constantly? Their state saw job GAINS of more than 31,000 jobs during that same time period.

How is this working, by any sane definition of the word?

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