Saturday, July 23, 2011

Voodoo in Wisconsin: GOP job counters need a math lesson

In typical Walkerstan fashion, claims are vaporware.

Biz Beat: GOP job counters need a math lesson

For those who really like to count numbers, a more statistically significant measure is employment change over the past 12 months.

On that measure, Wisconsin ranks 9th nationwide with 37,700 more people working than a year ago. We trail Texas (220,000) California (157,000); Ohio (72,400); Illinois (59,000); Michigan (53,400); Florida (53,000); Massachusetts (50,000) and Pennsylvania (46,400).

For a medium-sized Rust Belt state like Wisconsin, ranking 9th in raw employment growth since June 2010 is worth noting.

Unfortunately it doesn't hide the fact that Wisconsin ranks 48th out of 50 states in income growth over the past 30 years.

1 comment:

Dave R. said...

Just wanted to have someone, anyone other than Kevin Scheunemann make a comment on your blog. His one-note commentary is redundantly boring.