Thursday, June 7, 2018

Even with minor 2017 improvement, Wisconsin still falling short in jobs

A quick update on the full release of the "Gold Standard" Quarterly Census on Employment and Wages (QCEW).

The private sector job growth numbers are a bit better than the "all jobs" figures, as Wisconsin added a little over 32,000 jobs in the private sector for 2017.

BUT, that's still 26 straight quarters of being in the bottom half for job growth, and our wages still lag behond our neighbors.

In other words, same ol' disappointment. And that weak record of the last 7 years is far from what Scott Walker sold when he claimed Wisconsin would be "open for business."

And Scotty said we'd get there in 4 years. We will likely not get there in 8.

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