Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:17 pm

Latest job numbers not good for Scott Walker — or those looking for work

A new round of numbers show the pace of job creation in Wisconsin slowing by 37 percent for the one-year period ending in June — not good news politically for Gov. Scott Walker or for those looking for work.

Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Thursday show Wisconsin added 23,968 private sector jobs from June 2012 to June 2013. That compares to the 37,959 jobs added from June 2011 to June 2012.

Walker will probably blame Obama.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby DCB » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:43 pm

Another day, another shitty jobs report.

Wisconsin declined in private-sector job growth rankings for the latest reporting period, dropping from 32nd to 37th in the nation, a point that Democrats continue to exploit against Gov. Scott Walker as he seeks re-election next year.


And once again, Walker tries to spin it.
"For the people on the left, this has never really been about whether you make it or not," the Republican Walker said of his political opponents and the jobs promise. "It's a gotcha. They want it to be all about that magic number

Huh. So, its not about a magic number?

I wonder if he realizes the "left" has access to the internet.

"I want my cabinet secretaries to have branded across their heads, `250,000 jobs,"'

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby wack wack » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:33 am

According to WPR Capitol news reporter Shawn Johnson this morning, Wisconsin trails not only its neighbors and the nation in job creation success, but even trails its own quarterly numbers from the past few years.

Has anyone else heard this?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby snoqueen » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:56 pm

This graph hasn't got the quarterly numbers (see note below graph) but it compares upper midwest states with the national averages for the last three years month by month:

http://host.madison.com/ct/data/interac ... 963f4.html

You'd have to work in public sector gains/losses to get the whole picture, but they aren't available at the link I gave.


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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:31 am

Wisconsin, with its consevative state government, is lagging in job growth as compared to the rest of the nation. But in the liberal island that is Dane County, one measure is up: what private businesses pay their employees.

Dane County second in nation in private sector wage increase

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby snoqueen » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:55 am

UW-Milwaukee, under funded and apparently seen as valueless by the legislature, now loses its well-regarded chancellor to Marquette, just down the road. The effect of impoverishing the Milwaukee campus on employability, a skilled workforce, and economic development is not lost on university staff, alumni, and other interested parties.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/ ... 72171.html

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby rabble » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:44 am

Interesting that a lot of the criticism is coming from industry and business leaders. It marks a disconnect between the current administration and UW system alumni. Walker has no real connection to UW, and his college career consists of a couple scandals and a less than amicable separation from the institution that poached Lovell.

He doesn't give a damn about the UW so neither does his party. Even if a business leader like Sheldon Lubar says
"The UW System is the most important — without a rival second — the most important institution in the state, and the success of our community in Milwaukee and every community in our state is dependent on a highly educated citizenry," Lubar said. "The university is not just a punching bag and a place you can take money from without any regard to what its impact is."

It don't mean crap to Walker. I'm guessing Lubar should have spent more money on Walker's campaign than on the UWM business school.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:46 am

More good paying manufacturing jobs leaving Wisconsin. Walker turned down nearly a billion dollars in federal money for high speed rail. Now Talgo, the maker of high speed trains, is departing from Milwaukee.

Two high-speed train sets that have been sitting unused in a north side Milwaukee building may soon take to the tracks.

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee has received notice that Talco, the Spanish company that manufactured the trains, will be ending its lease agreement for a building in the Century City development at N. 27th and W. Townsend Streets.

"It appears that the trains will leaving imminently," city spokesman Jeff Fleming said this morning.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:04 pm

Don't forget this little detail:
The Wisconsin Claims Board on Wednesday will consider Talgo’s $65.9 million breach of contract claim against the state.

Burke's camp: Are you guys taking notes on this stuff? Lost jobs and a breach of contract suit worth tens of millions? Hello?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby jonnygothispen » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:36 pm

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/w ... 963f4.html

"Graphics: The shrinking labor force and Wisconsin's unemployment rate"

When Wisconsin reported its latest round of job numbers, the state had recorded a loss of 5,966 people employed between May and June but no change in unemployment rate...

As Wisconsin lost those 5,869 jobs between May and June, it also lost 7,399 people from the labor force, defined as civilians age 16 and over who are either employed or unemployed and looking for work in the last four weeks.

That lowered Wisconsin's labor force participation rate to 67.8 percent, its lowest level since April 1986.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:08 am

Walker strikes back. I guess he wants to deflect the criticism he is taking for his failed job growth promise. And he still talks about outsourcing, despite saying he has nothing against it.


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