Tuesday, October 16, 2012


GeoffT at DKos provides hard data that shows Walker will not only keep his pledge to add 250K in Wisconsin, he may end up bringing a new recession to the state:
During the recall election campaign, Scott Walker re-made his 2010 promise to see Wisconsin create 250,000 jobs during his first term, and furthermore said that there would be a "dramatic turnaround" and "a tremendous takeoff" in the jobs numbers after June 5th as political uncertainty was removed.  There are now three new months of Wisconsin jobs data since Walker's re-election on June 5th, so it's time to re-visit the numbers and see how things are shaping up:
Over the last three months, Wisconsin has lost 11,500 jobs and the Walker jobs deficit (the difference between where we are and where Wisconsin would be if growth had happened at the national rate) is 17,300.
Here's a handy graph:

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