Wisconsin Has Nation’s Highest Ratio of Manufacturing Jobs to Government Jobs

Jon Peacock and Tamarine Cornelius
May 25, 2009

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Some people believe that the ratio of manufacturing jobs to government jobs in a state is a good measure of a state’s economic health. For people who use that yardstick, it should be welcome news that Wisconsin has the highest ratio of manufacturing jobs to government jobs in the nation, tied with Indiana. Wisconsin’s high ranking is due to having a higher percentage of our workforce in manufacturing than most other states, as well as having a relatively lean public sector. Read full publication.