The Corner

Wisconsin Creates 13,000 Private-Sector Jobs

 

According to new jobs figures, Wisconsin created 12,900 new private-sector jobs in June, almost as many as the 18,000 new jobs created nationwide last month. This represents the largest one-month gain of private-sector jobs in Wisconsin since 2003, according to the state Department of Workforce Development.

Gov. Scott Walker’s statement on the jobs numbers:

The addition of 9,500 new jobs in Wisconsin, including nearly 13,000 private sector jobs, in the last month is encouraging news and a positive indication that our state is on the right track. In light of national job numbers that saw our country create a net of only 18,000 jobs last month, our efforts in Wisconsin stand out. Most importantly the new jobs mean that thousands of families all across our state will now be getting a paycheck, in some cases for the first time in over a year. 

We have made difficult decisions in our state, but they are beginning to payoff. Despite the state’s good news, we still have a lot of work to do to promote more job growth and reach our goal of helping create 250,000 private sector jobs in four years. The national job figures remind us that we can not rest after one month of good news; while there will be ups and downs along the way, we must help lead the nation to recovery.

Of course, these good jobs numbers occur at the same time Walker is fighting a public-union-instigated effort to recall him from office due to the collective-bargaining changes Walker recently signed into law. No word on how the public unions feel about the private-sector union jobs that Walker’s policies will likely create.

— Christian Schneider is a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.

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