WSAW NewsChannel 7  | Central WI, Wausau, Rhinelander  |  News, Weather, Sports

Wisconsin Adds about 24,000 Jobs Over Past Year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wisconsin ranks 34th in job creation of the past 12-month period ending in March, adding 24,000 private sector jobs in that time.

That is according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca says Wisconsin lags the rest of the country because Republicans haven't focused on creating jobs or improving the economy for middle class workers.

Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers this week offered a package of economic development bills that Barca has criticized as being minor "baby steps."

Walker had no immediate comment on the latest job figures. He has promised that under his leadership Wisconsin would add 250,000 private sector jobs by 2015.

Through the first two years of Walker's term the state added about 62,000 jobs.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 225407952