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Walker weighs in on job numbers

The state isn't keeping pace with the national rate for job growth.

Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin ranked 37th, at 1.2 percent growth last year. The national average was 2.1 percent.

Companies created about 28,000 jobs in 2013, and that's the smallest number in Governor Walker's first three years in office. His three-year total of about 101,000 jobs is far short of his campaign pledge of 250,000 jobs in four years.

Walker says he believes voters will support him because the state is seeing growth. He says the state is in much better shape than four years ago, and he believes that will continue to be the case if voters give him four more years in office.

Walker is expected to face Democrat Mary Burke in November. Burke issued a statement, calling the job growth numbers "simply unacceptable." She says Wisconsin was ranked last in the Midwest.

posted : June, 20th by WHBY


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