Wisconsin Tied for #31 in Jobs Added in 2012
Wisconsin ranked 31st in terms of job growth in 2012, tied with Delaware, Maryland and South Dakota, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In the agency's tallies for last year, jobs in Wisconsin grew by 1.2%. The national average was 1.9%.
In raw numbers, the state added 62,000 private sector jobs in 2011 and 2012, the first two years of Gov. Walker's term. He had pledged to create 250,000 private sector positions during his term, leaving him a quarter way toward that goal.
The bureau bases its quarterly and annual numbers on a survey of 97% of state businesses.