According to numbers released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Wisconsin lost 12,500 private-sector jobs last month losses that effectively annul most of the previous month’s gains.
It’s worth noting that even as the nation’s unemployment rate improved to 9.1% in July from 9.2% in June, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate rose over the same period, from 7.6% unemployment to 7.8% unemployment. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate as of July is still higher than it was when Gov. Scott Walker was inaugurated in January 2011, when it stood at 7.4%.
While Gov. Walker was quick to take credit for the months jobs were created since he’s been inaugurated, he was equally quick to blame everyone else for July’s job losses, blaming “incredible uncertainty both at the federal level – in terms of the debt ceiling and all the tension of that, and the negative impact that had on the economy.” If Gov. Walker is going to take credit for job creation in Wisconsin, it’s only fair that he take the blame for job losses, so I blame Gov. Scott Walker and his job-killing agenda for the loss of 12,500 private sector jobs in Wisconsin in July.
Own it Scooter…..own it!