Gov. Walker’s job creation efforts fail as Wisconsin loses 4,500 jobs in March

Earlier today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released jobs data for the month of March, and the news was far from good, as Wisconsin lost 4,500 jobs in March.

Curiously, the dismal March jobs numbers were buried on the second page of a release from Scott Walker’s woefully ineffective Department of Workforce Development, show that Wisconsin lost 4,500 jobs in March 2012, including 4,300 in the private sector, and a total of 23,900 jobs since this time last year. In total, Wisconsin has lost jobs 10,200 since Scott Walker took office.

Heckuva job, Scottie!

10 comments to Gov. Walker’s job creation efforts fail as Wisconsin loses 4,500 jobs in March

  • forgotmyscreenname

    When it comes to Obama he gets a free pass for 4 years because he “didn’t know how bad it was” what the previous administration left him. When it comes to Walker, you barely give him a year to clean up 8 years of failed Doyle policies. Hmmmmmmm

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    • forgot, remind me how many months of job creation we’ve seen nationally since President Obama took office.

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      • J Burke

        Hach.
        here is your reminder 4.000.000 jobs add in 3 yrs and stoppedbleding of jobs of 750.000 a month Thank You Republicans

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    • Memory Man

      If you mean pass as in pass/fail not “look past”, yes President Obama deserves a passing grade on his performance with no qualifications. He saved the nation from what could have been a severe depression.

      If you’re referring to the fact that no President-elect ever truly knows the deep dark secrets of the nation until after the swearing-in, and that every candidate promotes their ideals, but don’t necessarily get to see them come true while they’re in office, and that President Obama has accomplished all he has despite the Republican legislators’ efforts to sabotage our country at every turn, I’d make that an A+.

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  • Jake formerly of the LP

    Funny, I just looked into that myself and the U.S.’s and Midwest’s job growth, and it shows just how far behind Wisconsin is.

    Bottom line, if Wisconsin gained jobs like the U.S. was, we’d have another 65,000 jobs, and eunuchs like “forgotmyscreenname” would be jumping up and down screaming about how well their boy was doing.

    Wisconsin’s losses are ALL ON WALKER AND THE GOP LEGISLATURE. Period.

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  • Kathy

    We private sector workers from WI can find information to rebut your statements. Just remember it takes two to play your game. Read the following: Last month’s employment report from the Department of Labor offered more dismal news about the U.S. economy. And while many areas of the country continue to struggle, there are a few bright spots. Gov. Scott Walker happens to be presiding over one in Wisconsin, which added a net of 9,500 new jobs in June — more than half the 18,000 created nationwide.

    Wisconsin’s resurgence comes after three years of job losses — more than 150,000 jobs were lost in the three years before Walker became governor. Since he took office in January, the state has added 39,300 private-sector jobs. That puts Walker on pace to exceed his goal of 250,000 new jobs in four years.

    The Scribe

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    • Kathy, let’s not cite jobs numbers from June 2011….how about we talk about the months of job losses since then.

      How about we talk about the fact that Wisconsin was cited as the only state in the country to have “statistically significant” job loss numbers in 2011, and that we lost more jobs than any other state last year?

      Got anything to add about those points, beyond tired talking points from 9 months ago?

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  • Super Id

    Will it hurt Barrett that most of the jobs loss came from Milwaukee?

    http://www.jsonline.com/business/metro-milwaukee-lost-4400-jobs-in-march-state-reports-q855m0a-148913245.html

    he kind of loses the ability to argue thati he would be better at creating jobs.

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  • SmartSchoolboy

    Hey everybody lets not forget that Walker also spent $21 million since he was swarn in(Thats the most in history in case you didn’t know). That’s more than every wisconsin democratic Gov. in the history of wisconsin combined. They only spent $2 million in the same time by the way.

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