So Wisconsin Is Creating Jobs, After All
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:
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."