UPDATE 2: I just got word from DWD that the numbers in CES are not seasonally adjusted and the numbers in the press release are seasonally adjusted. That explains the discrepancy. While the numbers provided are accurate for NSA data, they are not, to be fair, accurate from a reporting standpoint.
UPDATE: There is some conflict with the numbers I pulled from WORKnet and what the DWD released in a press release. I’m continuing to dig into the discrepancy. The numbers they provide do not line up with the numbers in the CES database and I want to understand why that is. My guess is it’s a seasonal adjustment of some sort.
Based on a quick review of the latest data from WORKnet, Wisconsin lost 62,000 non-farm jobs or 46,400 private sector jobs between December 2011 and January 2012. The state lost 19,400 non-farm jobs from Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 and 7,000 private sector jobs from Jan 2011 to Jan 2012. We’re going the wrong way, Wisconsin. It’s really, really, really not working.
Here’s a couple of quick charts showing the trends. Data from the CES report on WORKNet