President Donald Trump found cause to celebrate when the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data showing that the U.S. had added 235,000 jobs in February, tweeting “GREAT AGAIN” in response.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may be led to similar tweeting. BLS data released last Friday showed a similarly positive February for Wisconsin, adding 11,100 jobs, according to preliminary estimates.
The majority of those jobs (7,600) were added in the private sector and 3,500 were government jobs. Over 5,500 of those added jobs were in the leisure and hospitality sectors.
Also last week, BLS data showed that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate at 3.7 percent. The national rate is 4.7 percent.
That’s the lowest Wisconsin’s rate been since November 2000, and significantly better than the 8.1 percent when Gov. Scott Walker took office.