Governor Walker has Wisconsin working
March 28, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Governor Scott Walker has Wisconsin working. Last week news broke that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate hit an all-time low. Thanks to the bold reforms of Governor Walker and Republican leaders in the Legislature, hard-working families know Wisconsin’s comeback is real.
Check out coverage of Wisconsin’s unemployment rate at an all-time low:
From WAOW: The unemployment rate in the Badger State is at an all-time low, at just 2.9 percent, due to the healthy economy. Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development released a report Thursday showing Wisconsin also set a record for number of employees.
From the Associated Press: The state Department of Workforce Development released data Thursday that shows the unemployment rate dipped to 2.9 percent in February, down 0.2 percent from January to mark a record low. The previous record was 3 percent unemployment in July 1999.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: So far this year, Wisconsin’s jobless rate is strong by other national comparisons. Although comparable state-by-state figures for February aren’t due until Friday, the monthly rankings for January showed Wisconsin had the 11th-best unemployment rate among the 50 states.
From the Wisconsin State Journal: The employment milestone provides a major boost for Republican Gov. Scott Walker as he runs for a third term in November. “Wisconsin is literally working as more people are employed today than ever before in our history,” Walker said in a statement. “This is a big win for Wisconsin!”
From RightWisconsin: The good economic news was praised by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state chamber of commerce. “Looking to where Wisconsin was less than a decade ago shows the true difference between public policies that aim to hamper employers and ones that empower employers to drive our economy forward,” said Kurt Bauer, CEO of WMC.