Wisconsin Lost 6,200 Private Sector Jobs In April According To Jobs Report Scott Walker Won’t Cite

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) dismissed the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ April jobs report even before it came out, and now, it’s easy to see why. The report, released yesterday, found that the state lost 6,200 private sector jobs in April. The net loss was 5,900 jobs, adding to a total for a state that led the nation in job losses over the last year. Earlier this week, Walker released jobs numbers based on another survey that showed the state added 23,300 jobs over the last year. However, that survey uses numbers that are “estimations based on surveys and do not represent a census of jobs, per se,” according to Wisconsin’s own Department of Workforce Development.