Gov. Walker’s Job Creation Record Lags Behind Other Midwestern States

Wisconsin may be the best Big Ten state on the football field, but when it comes to job creation Gov. Scott Walker has made Wisconsin a big loser. Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan all added more jobs than Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin may be the best Big Ten state on the football field, but when it comes to job creation in the midwest, Gov. Scott Walker has made Wisconsin a big loser.

To put things in perspective, Iowa added 13,300 jobs over the past year, Minnesota added 19,600 positions and Illinois added 61,900 jobs. Michigan has added 47,600 positions…

Wisconsin has a jobs deficit of 205,200 — the difference between the number of jobs now and the number it needs to regain its pre-recession employment, according to the Center on Wisconsin Strategy.

[Capital Times]

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