Report claims reasons why Wisconsin job growth slower than much of U.S.
MILWAUKEE - A new report is out on why Wisconsin lags behind other states in terms of job growth.
The report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance blames an aging population and lack of business start ups for slow job growth in the Badger State.
In the late 80s and early 90s, the report says Wisconsin consistently beat national job growth rates, but that trend changed starting in 1996.
Between 2002 and 2011, Wisconsin's growth in workers between the ages of 18 and 64 trailed 33 other states.
The group found that the rate of business start-ups averaged about 2 percent in 2011, ranking Wisconsin 49th among states.