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So Wisconsin Is Creating Jobs, After All

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And the media and the Dems are sick about it. (Note that JS doesn't headline the numbers themselves, just the "timing.") Their unhappiness is understandable, since the JS devoted a screaming banner headline to the bad jobs numbers and Tom Barrett has essentially been running on it. So the new numbers take a wrecking ball to both narratives. But for the rest of us, this is good news:

 

- in 2011, WI added 23,321 jobs
-that is 57,221 more jobs than initial BLS estimates from 2011
- the actual numbers are consistent with the state unemployment rate and the drop in unemployment insurance claims
-DWD submits the actual jobs data based on approximately 160,000k Wisconsin employer submissions to BLS every quarter
- the numbers that were off by 57,221 were based on a poll of just 3.5 percent of businesses
- the actual numbers now submitted are consistent with actual revenue collections, the falling unemployment rate, and the drop in unemployment insurance claims

From the JS story: "State officials said they show a gain of 23,321 jobs (public and private) between December 2010 and December 2011, which represents Gov. Scott Walker's first full year in office."

"That stands in sharp contrast to a commonly used and widely reported monthly jobs measure, the Current Employment Survey, which earlier this year showed an estimated loss of 33,900 jobs in Wisconsin for the same 12-month period."

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