CAP TIMES: Job growth under Scott Walker - August 2013

September 17, 2013
Capital Times

Gov. Scott Walker famously promised during his 2010 campaign that he would bring 250,000 new private-sector jobs to Wisconsin by the end of his term in 2014. How's he doing? We're keeping track with this database.

The graph below shows Wisconsin's jobs growth according to Current Employment Statistics seasonally adjusted data since then and how it compares to its neighboring states. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National:

Total private jobs: 114,186,000

Change since January 2011: +5,978,000; +5.38%

 

Illinois:

Total private jobs: 4,972,200

Change since January 2011: +165,800, +3.39%

 

Iowa:

Total private jobs: 1,281,500

Change since January 2011: +56,700, +4.52%

 

Michigan:

Total private jobs: 3,486,000

Change since January 2011: +199,800, +5.9%

 

Minnesota: 

Total private jobs: 2,359,200

Change since January 2011: +109,100, +4.73%

 

Wisconsin:

Total private jobs: 2,404,400

Change since January 2011: +76,000, +3.21%

 

For more information and graphs, go to the Capital Times' interactive database for job growth under Scott Walker.

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