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Wisconsin posts biggest US job loss, as Gov. Scott Walker fights for his job
|Last Edited||COSDem Apr 25, 2012 06:10pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Christian Science Monitor|
|News Date||Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||While Wisconsin Gov, Scott Walker (R) fights to keep his job in a recall election scheduled for June, he is being forced to confront a harsh reality in his state: It lost more jobs during the past 12 months than any other state in the United States. |
Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs between March 2011 and March 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s lead in job losses is significantly greater than the rest of the 50 states: No other state lost more than 3,500 jobs.
The majority of the losses in Wisconsin, 17,800, were in the public sector. However, the state lost more private-sector jobs, 6,100, than any other state. The only other states to report private-sector job losses in the same time period (instead of private-sector gains) were Mississippi and Rhode Island.