vendredi, août 17, 2007

My Wallet Isn't Reporting Any Growth Either, But Then Again, I Live In Wisconsin

From the Journal, something we all know:

Wisconsin ranks fifth-lowest in job growth

Wisconsin ranks with some of its neighbors among states with the slowest job growth rates, according to federal data released this morning.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Michigan was the only state to lose jobs in the 12 months since July 2006, declining 63,900 positions or 1.5%.

Wisconsin had the fifth-lowest percentage among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, gaining 0.6% or 17,700 jobs. The highest growth rate in nearby states was Iowa at 1.2%, a net increase of 17,400 jobs from July 2006. Leading all states was Utah at 4.8%, a gain of 53,700 jobs.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the state's unemployment rate for July was 4.8%, about even with 4.7% the year before. The department reported a steady job picture overall in Wisconsin, with moderate job growth in line with changes in the state's population.

You don't need to be an economist to know why this is. You just need to be a taxpayer. Citizen, small business owner, or corporate.

The state shall not compete with this so-called private enterprise...noooohho


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