Wisconsin slips to 37th in private-sector job growth

Apparently folks haven’t gotten the message that Scott Walker’s Wisconsin is “open for business.”

Wisconsin declined in private-sector job growth rankings for the latest reporting period, dropping from 32nd to 37th in the nation, a point that Democrats continue to exploit against Gov. Scott Walker as he seeks re-election next year.

The figures released Wednesday are a key benchmark, picked by Walker, to measure how well he is meeting his 2010 campaign promise to add 250,000 private sector jobs by the end of next year. He’s nowhere close to meeting the pledge. Through his first two years in office, only 63,000 jobs were created, putting Wisconsin on pace to only get about halfway to the goal.

Let’s just call it like it is: Gov. Scott Walker has been an abject failure when it comes to creating jobs in Wisconsin.


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