We’re hearing the reports that Scott Walker’s job creation numbers are going up, exceeding expectations, even though those numbers include the previous administrations efforts as well.
Wisconsin had added 24,100 private sector jobs during the first three months of 2011 but hiring has slowed since then.
But the unemployment rate went up from 7.3 to 7.4 percent. If we were to use the same spin applied to Obama’s uptick from 9.0 to 9.1 percent unemployment, then Walker’s “Open for Business” plan is a failure. As Walker’s corporate friendly plan kicks in, jobs creation is hitting the just now hitting the skids:
The state added 3,000 jobs in April, including 2,800 manufacturing job, but lost 1,700 construction jobs. The May figures showed a net gain of 1,600 manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin but those gains were offset by a loss of 1,300 jobs in the professional and business services area and 900 job losses in the financial sector.
By years end, when all the Republican cuts and salary reductions are executed, we’ll see how the state of the economy is doing.