Around 9am today, we should see the final 2012 numbers for the Quarterly Census of Wages and Employment. This was a report few of us even knew until Scott Walker and his campaign busted it out 1 month before the recall election, (and lied about the numbers, as well as refused to reveal Wisconsin's awful standing nationwide).
In the last QCEW, Wisconsin was 42nd overall for job creation over the prior 12 months, 44th in the private sector, and 45th for wage growth/loss. Don't expect much of that to change, given that the state's own reporting to the BLS has job growth at a paltry 1.2% year-over-year overall, and 1.4% in the private sector, well under the U.S. levels for 2012.
So keep your eyes open for this one, as well as any of the pathetic spin this administration will no doubt give about its failing policies. I got things to do today, but I may be back later to break down these numbers, and other jobs-associated ones.