Wisconsin Job Creation

Economy & Business
10:57 am
Wed October 30, 2013

WEDC Readjusts Its Numbers

Wisconsin's job-creation agency says its goal last year to create 50,000 jobs was overly optimistic, so its goal for this year is 20,825 private sector jobs.

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Politics & Government
8:42 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Gov. Walker Unveils Job Creation Legislation

The Walker administration wants action on a number of bills designed to put people to work.

Gov. Scott Walker says bill proposed for the fall session will help him live up to his promise to create 250,000 jobs. Democratic leaders express skepticism.

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Economy & Business
11:23 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Wisconsin Tied for #31 in Jobs Added in 2012

Wisconsin added 62,000 jobs in 2011 and 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.

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Economy & Business
12:09 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Walker Administration: Wisconsin Added 62,000 Private Sector Jobs in Governor's First Two Years

Wisconsin will learn on June 27, how it compares with other states in creating jobs

Gov. Walker appears to be a quarter-way to his goal of creating 250,000 private sector jobs from 2011-2015.

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