Whitewater sees an 81% increase in child poverty, 2007-2011. Via Assessing the Poverty Data for Our Area @ FREE WHITEWATER.
And while the most recent quarterly data, BLS’ most definitive numbers, show Wisconsin’s job growth rate lagging much of the nation, the signs of more robust job creation ahead are everywhere, administration officials insist. The state’s private sector, according to BLS preliminary data, added 28,100 private-sector jobs between April and July, the best total since…
“When I made the promise that we would help the people of the state create 250,000 new jobs — I made that promise four years ago, that we’d get there by 2015 — I also as part of that said I’ll help us create 10,000 or more new (businesses) in the state.” Via More clearly…
Wisconsin added 24,305 private-sector jobs in the 12 months from March 2012 to March 2013, representing a 1.1% increase in employment, according to the latest and most comprehensive government data released Thursday. The figures give the state a rank of 34th nationally in the pace of private-sector job creation in the 12-month period, an analysis…
Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson is scheduled to speak in Madison on “Obesity in America: What It Means for Wisconsin’s Economy and Seniors.” Via Tommy Thompson to speak in Madison on obesity’s effect on state economy @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via Kleefisch Talking Big While The Boss Is In Japan @ The Political Environment.
Secunda’s claim [favoring a higher minimum wage] about other countries that have high minimum wages fails to mention that he is talking about socialist countries of Europe that have chronically higher unemployment than the U.S. does. Via Yet More on the $15 Minimum Wage @ Marquette Warrior.
The separation between Minnesota and Wisconsin has become even more pronounced this spring. In fact the Philly Fed’s Leading Index forecasts Minnesota’s economy continuing its solid growth the next six months.Wisconsin? It was one of only five states to show an expected decline. Via In the economic game, Minnesota is pulling away from Wisconsin |…
….Scott Walker has been making the media rounds lately in an attempt to do damage control over his inability, thus far, to create the jobs he pledged to create when he ran for Governor of Wisconsin. But he’s only making matters worse for himself, as he blames his failings on everything from the recall to…
PolitiFact says that’s false. Via Scott Walker says “best two-year job growth” came during his tenure @ PolitiFact.
….compared to the prior 12-month period for Wisconsin, from December 2011 to December 2012, private-sector job creation slowed from 32,282. “The momentum looks to be slowing, not continuing,” said Brian Jacobsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in Menomonee Falls…. Via Scott Walker’s yearly Jobs record: 1st year 32,282, this last year 24,124.…
On a national level RNC chair Reince Priebus wants to conceal candidate platforms by limiting questions and debates for public viewing. It’s a ploy tea party candidates exploited in 2010, when they refused general media interviews and went to conservative outlets only. Via It’s the Republican “hide the evidence” Party, or How to Conceal their…
Via The Difference Between What State-Capitalist China Can and Will Do @ Daily Adams.
Although polls still suggest respondents expect nearly limitless Chinese growth, the truth is that Chinese debt-fueled state capitalism cannot go on perpetually. Via Chinese State Capitalism: Perception Lags Reality @ Daily Adams.
Still, they’re not inclined to move when they’ve not even heard objections directly. Via Wisconsin GOP, Iron County Want Native American Mining Protesters Out @ MAL Contends…
Thirty-third place in America. Via Poor WI Jobs/Walker Fail Report And The Headlines Write Themselves @ The Political Environment
Referring to Wisconsin, where unemployment is down less than 1 percentage point since January 2011, Walker said he was trying to avoid tackling issues that would attract the massive protests that resulted from his collective bargaining bill in 2011. Employers told me “we need things to be stable, we need some certainty,” Walker said. Via…
If so, then she’d be Wyoming. Via At #49, WI’s Economy Still Outperforms…Wyoming @ The Political Environment.
Foreclosures down 54% y-o-y. Via April foreclosure filings in Dane County down 54% for 9th consecutive drop @ State Journal Property Trax blog
It all starts of so very confidently… “[E]very initiative that’s undertaken and every program that’s administered will be examined for its effect on jobs. Every decision must be considered in the context of what it means for job creation and economic recovery.” Via Scott Walker’s Broken Promises @ MAL Contends….
Not everyone in Wisconsin pays the same price for a gallon, but everyone pays the same tax on gas. Via Madistan Trip? Worthwhile! @ Dad29.
Claims of inconsistency and ideological bias dog recent reports, from another report. Via “Business Climate” Rankings Bogus Says New Report @ PR Watch.
Pulitzer-prize winner Amy Goldstein may have an unpleasant tale to tell. [City Manager Eric Levitt must be grateful that he got a job in California just in time– ed.] Via Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer Planning a Book On Janesville @ Rock Netroots.
And so more job losses. Via Just Another Day in Wisconsin! @ Cognitive Dissidence.
Via The Book of St. ALEC @ Cognitive Dissidence.
That business from Red China may be red ink. Via The Real Reason Scott Walker Went to China @ Cognitive Dissidence.
Mirage. Via Dad29.
The cure for what ails America? Via Althouse.
Lots of things push gas prices up. Via WITI.
Open for the business of handing out unemployment checks. Via News 8000.
Pants on Fire. Via PolitiFact Wisconsin.