Whichever Yardstick You Use, Wisconsin Remains “Stuck in Neutral” on Jobs
A Pair of New Issue Briefs Examines State’s Employment Stagnation – In recent weeks, much has been made of Governor Walker’s rejection of the traditionally used jobs figures provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), choosing to focus instead on an alternative counting method. A new analysis by the Wisconsin Budget Project, “Stuck in Neutral,” shows that whatever batch of data one relies on, Wisconsin’s economic recovery is lagging the rest of the country. There are not enough jobs being created in the state to keep up with population growth, let alone regain what was lost during the recession. Read full press release.