Wisconsin leads the nation in payroll losses and the only state with a statistically significant decline in employment.
The Walker administration’s policies and lack of energy to secure jobs for the state comes on the heels of a catastrophic poverty report for Wisconsin’s African American population.
Payrolls increased in 39 states in October, while the jobless rate dropped in 36 states, indicating the labor market is steadying across much of the nation.
Wisconsin posted the nation’s biggest payroll losses, with employment dropping by 9,700 jobs in October compared with September, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday.
The bureau said Wisconsin was the only state with a statistically significant decline in employment, dropping from 2,757,200 jobs in September to 2,747,500 jobs in October….
[T]here were declines in several other sectors: construction; manufacturing; trade, transportation and utilities; financial activities; professional and business services; education and health services, and government.
The pursuit of supply-side economic policies is what’s driving our state’s economy into the ground. Combine the tax giveaways to the corporate donors of the Republican Party with a budget that decimates public sector spending is a sure-fire way to ensure that Wisconsin’s economy will languish for years to come.
Where are the 250,000 jobs you promised, Governor?