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Walker Dislikes Job Numbers, So He Puts Out New Version

When Wisconsin job numbers compiled by the U.S. government were on the upswing last year, Governor Scott Walker traveled to Milwaukee to tout them as proof that he was turning around the state’s economy.

Now that Bureau of Labor Statistics figures have shown for months that the state is losing more jobs than any other, Walker, a Republican who faces a June 5 recall election, released his own numbers today. They say that the state gained 23,321 jobs last year instead of losing 33,900, as the bureau reported.