The most accurate jobs numbers to date have been released and they show Scott Walker failing, as Wisconsin is ranked 44th nationally in jobs creation and dead last in the Midwest.
The figures released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics run counter to the narrative being put forward by the Walker administration, which has unchained Wisconsin from the improving national economy by a series of drastic cuts to jobs investments.
Wisconsin previously had ranked 42nd. Forbes magazine has ranked Wisconsin 2nd-worst in the nation in economic prospects and one of the ten worst states for business. And Wisconsin led the nation in job loss during Walker's term as governor -- in which he promised to create 250,000 private sector jobs in his first term in office, a promise he has since abandoned. Other recent federal figures have shown a sharp uptick in Wisconsin's unemployment rate -- a spike not mirrored in the national economy or among neighboring states.
Read about Walker's terrible jobs numbers here.
"Being 44th in the nation in job creation is the legacy of a governor who spends more time and money trying to whitewash his terrible record on jobs than actually focusing on jobs themselves. Scott Walker thinks he deserves another promotion when he has failed the citizens of Wisconsin so terribly with his signature promise to create 250,000 jobs," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Tuesday. "The only job that Scott Walker has ever cared about is his own."