Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wisconsin Gained 23,608 Jobs In 2011, The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Confirmed

The state actually gained more jobs last year, than was previously reported by the DWD.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 30, 2012

Madison - On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has confirmed that Wisconsin gained 23,608 jobs in 2011. An estimated 96% of the state employers or 160,000 employers quarterly tax and unemployement insurance reports to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) showed job increases.
John Dipko, DWD spokesperson said, the BLS made a slight change in the numbers that were sent to them earlier this month, finding 23,608 jobs were actually created in 2011, rather than the 23,321 jobs initially reported by the state.
Governor Scott Walker's (R) administration is taking credit for the jobs increase in 2011. Walker's re-election campaign spokesperson Ciara Matthews is now seeking for Tom Barrett, a Democratic candidate for governor to apologize for alleging that under Walker, the state had lost more than 33,000 jobs. Barrett's campaign ads on television networks throughout the state have been attacking Walker on projected job losses.

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