Wisconsin jobs

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin added 24,305 private sector jobs from March 2012-March 2013. The rate of growth places it 34th among states.

Kenall Manufacturing plans to move its offices and factory to Kenosha, as soon as the company and Wisconsin leaders agree on a package of financial incentives.

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.

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