Walker Policies Continue to Raise Unemployment Rate

"The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent in August, up from 7.8 percent in July, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics."

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An article in today’s Capital Times explains the rising unemployment rate in Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker.

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate rose slightly in August, with the state losing a net 800 private sector jobs last month.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent in August, up from 7.8 percent in July, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Those figures caused Walker to backtrack from his 250,000 jobs target during a TV interview in Milwaukee last week.

[Capital Times]

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.