Wisconsin lost private-sector jobs for the sixth consecutive month in December, the same period in which the nation added jobs.
According to data released Thursday by the state Department of Workforce Development, the state lost an estimated 3,900 jobs in the private sector in December from November. The United States showed a gain of 212,000 for the month, outstripping expectations of most economists.
Both sets of data are seasonally adjusted to strip out recurring fluctuations due to weather and holidays. Both sets of data are also preliminary and subject to revision.Anyone willing to bet that he'll create those 200,000 new jobs by the times he leaves office? What? No takers?