What They’re Saying: Gov. Walker’s Bold Conservative Reforms Have Wisconsin Headed in the Right Direction
May 24, 2017

Unemployment lowest level since February of 2000, 17-year low, as governor continues fight to move Wisconsin forward

[Madison, Wis.] – Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level since February of 2000, a 17-year low, showing the bold conservative reforms Gov. Walker and Republicans have fought for have our state headed in the right direction.

News of the unemployment rate dropping yet again – which follows Wisconsin becoming a Top 10 state for business for the first time ever – made statewide and national news as the governor continues his fight to move Wisconsin forward.

Check out what they’re saying:  

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Wisconsin’s estimated unemployment rate last month dropped to a 17-year low of 3.2%, down from 3.4% in March and well below the peak of 9.2% late in 2009 in the worst days of the Great Recession. … ‘The bottom line is Wisconsin’s economy is growing and adding jobs, and our biggest challenge now is finding enough skilled talent to fill openings employers have available,’ Workforce Development Secretary Ray Allen said in a statement.”

From TMJ 4 Milwaukee TV and the Associated Press: Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in more than 17 years. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate in April was 3.2 percent. The seasonally adjusted figure is down from 3.4 percent in March and the lowest since February 2000. … Gov. Scott Walker says the latest figures show his agenda has been a success and that Wisconsin’s future looks bright.”

From WSAU Radio in Wausau and the Wisconsin Radio Network: The last time the state’s unemployment rate was that low was in February of 2000. … Governor Scott Walker noted the rate has continued to fall from the 8.1 percent it was sitting at when he took office in 2011. ‘We have worked hard since 2011 to get our state’s economy back on track, and today’s news is further evidence we are continuing to move Wisconsin forward,’ the governor said in a statement.”

From the Washington Examiner: “Wisconsin Republicans wrested control over the state Assembly and Senate in 2010, securing command over both bodies for the first time since 1998. Now, after seven years of Republican power in the legislature and the governor’s mansion, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point since 2000.”