State adds jobs in February, unemployment steady
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin added 4,000 private sector jobs in February while the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.9 percent.
The report released by the state Department of Workforce Development on Thursday marks the second month in a row that Wisconsin has added jobs. In the first two months of the year, Wisconsin added 17,800 private sector jobs.
Even with the two months of good news, Gov. Scott Walker is still far off pace for delivering on his promise to create 250,000 new private-sector positions by the end of his first term.
Through February, the state had added just 8,100 private sector jobs compared with before Walker took office in January 2011.
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