Walker's solution to bad jobs results? Run for president.Another set of jobs numbers came out Thursday, and it's more sad news for Wisconsin.
From September of 2013 to September of 2014 the state gained 27,491 private sector jobs. While the numbers show a positive jobs growth from year to year, Wisconsin fared much worse than the rest of the nation, ranking 40th out of the 50 states in terms of job creation.
In the Midwest, Wisconsin was once again dead last during that time period. The latest jobs numbers are the second-worst set of third quarter reporting since Scott Walker became governor.
|Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics|
The difference between the most recent data and Doyle's last set of third quarter numbers is startling. It represents a slowdown of more than 33 percent. Put another way, for every three jobs created during the last Doyle third quarter report, only two jobs were created under the most recent Walker report.
The state under Walker's watch was well-behind how the rest of the nation was performing, according to this latest report:
Wisconsin continued to trail the national rate of job creation, as it has continuously since July 2011. The United States created private-sector jobs at a rate of 2.3% in the latest 12-month period, twice Wisconsin's 1.16% rate, the data show.This should be the clearest indicator out of anything else that the Walker agenda is stifling the Wisconsin economy. This report, which Walker himself has touted as "the gold standard" of jobs ratings, shows more failure on the part of the Walker administration.
Cutting taxes for the rich and for corporations hasn't grown jobs. Nor has lifting regulations done anything positive for the state. It seems as though what little jobs we HAVE created have come IN SPITE of Walker's "reforms" rather than because of them.
Middle class economics, as touted by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address earlier this year, would be the proper remedy to save Wisconsin. But rather than listen to common sense, Walker has a different plan in mind.
Run for president and ignore Wisconsin's woes completely.