Monday, January 11, 2016

Scott Walker rehashes his already stale jobs mantra

As quoted in Gov. Walker wants to look forward, not backward in 2016.  (WMTV, 1/7/2016)

As for the numbers.....true enough on the surface of it.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
(Walker years highlighted)

Drilling down a bit.

  • 2011 - 4th
  • 2012 - 7th
  • 2013 - 5th
  • 2014 - 6th 
  • 2015 - 4th

Walker's 'everyone who wants a job has a job' mantra includes the proviso -- as long as you don't mind earning a shitty wage.

Graph source:  Wisconsin, Unions, and the Middle Class.  (Center for American Progress, 11/10/2015)

Related post:
Scott Walker sez there are plenty of jobs for people in Wisconsin who want to work.  (1/6/2016)

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