The August jobs report continues to show that Gov. Walker’s “open for business” policies are not working.
The Department of Workforce Development released bleak numbers today. In August, Wisconsin lost 2,300 jobs, including 800 in the private sector, as the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.9 percent.
Scott Walker continues to head in the wrong direction for the 250,000 new jobs he promised to create for Wisconsin. Instead of wasting precious time on voter suppression laws, redistricting maps, union-busting legislation and political payback for his campaign allies, Scott Walker should focus on jobs.
We have heard lots of talk, but little action from the Governor on jobs. The time is now. We need to get America back to work. The number of Americans living in poverty is growing and the median income of households is falling.
Instead of attacking unions, the Governor should be working with labor to create family-sustaining jobs. Report after report continue to show that a strong union movement goes hand-in-hand with a strong economy.