Some good news on jobs for Scott Walker, as a key indicator cited by the governor in his management of the state’s economy shows an uptick. Wisconsin is ranked 35th in private-sector job growth in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics latest reporting period. That marks an improvement over the state’s ranking of 37th in the previous update three months ago.
Governor Walker has cited BLS figures as the best indicator of progress on his promise during the 2010 campaign to create 250,000 new jobs by the end of his first term in 2015. The BLS report shows Wisconsin adding some 28,300 private sector jobs during the 12-month period ending in September 2013, an increase of 1.2 percent.