May 16, 2013
Statement on Release of Selective Jobs Numbers
Madison – Senator Chris Larson (D–Milwaukee) released the following statement today in response to the release of selective jobs numbers.
“Despite the spin, even their selective numbers confirm that Wisconsin has failed to capture the nationwide economic recovery, leaving us stalled at 44th in the nation in job growth, and last in the Midwest. The nationally accepted measure of job performance shows we’re back of the pack and heading in the wrong direction.
“As we just discovered, Wisconsin’s agency with the sole purpose of creating jobs is wasting taxpayer dollars with no tangible results, it’s no wonder we’re falling behind. We can do better. Our neighbors are counting on us.”