Wisconsin ranks 34th in job growth for 2012

CREATED Jun. 27, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin ranks 34th in the nation for job growth in 2012.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report Thursday showing job growth for all 50 states between December 2011 and December 2012.

The report shows that in the first two years of Gov. Scott Walker's term, Wisconsin has added just over 62,000 private sector jobs.

Walker promised to add 250,000 jobs in four years. The report shows that he's only a quarter of the way there, halfway through his term.

The report shows that both private sector and government jobs in Wisconsin grew by 1.2 percent in 2012.

The numbers are based on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, a survey that covers about 97 percent of state businesses.