Wisconsin private-sector employment dipped by 1,200 in June, the latest step in the wrong direction for Gov. Scott Walker's top campaign promise.
The report, released July 17, 2014 by the state Department of Workforce Development, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, also revised down by 500 the May jobs tally.
Together, that's a step backward by 1,700 jobs.
But a Wall Street Journal piece published July 18, 2014 provided a much rosier -- and it turns out very inaccurate -- outlook for Walker. More on that in a moment.
The new numbers mean state employers have added 8,500 jobs in the first six months of this year, according to our calculations. That's in addition to the 91,813 jobs they added in the first three years of Walker's term.
So the total, according to our monthly calculation, is 100,313, or about 40 percent of the total Walker promised. That leaves 149,687 jobs to go before his term ends.
I believe the amount of jobs will continue to decrease as it did from July to June. As more and more people are getting hired for jobs it is only natural for the amount of them to decrease. We need to created more jobs for the amount to be increased.
On a seasonally adjusted basis the number of jobs in the US is not going to decrease, the economy is recovering. Slowly but still it is recovering. The GDP as grown in each of the last five quarters, employment in the non-governmental sector has been positive for the past three quarters.
I think it is perfectly normal to have job fluctuations in the market place during different times of the year. It is usually slow come Winter and mid Summer. I don't think this is anything to worry about and not a trend that we should read much into. Historically this is a non-issue