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State gains jobs in May

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development released job numbers for May on June 16th. The May 2011 numebers show Wisconsin is outpacing much of the rest of the nation. We added 26,400 private sector jobs including 13,100 manufacturing jobs since Walker declared the State of Wisconsin "Open for Business" More people are working and looking for work.

The national unemployment rate is 9.1% and here in Wisconsin it is 7.4%. Not good news for President Obama. No president since the great depression has ever been re-elected with an unemployment rate greater than 7.1%.

DWD Secretary Scott Baumbach said " We are on a pace to meet Governor Walker's goal of 250,000 jobs by 2015." In the monh of Maythere was a net gain of 900 private sector jobs were added.

If you are one of the many job seekers check out the online job orders on the DWD jobs site. The address is;

A recent survey published by Glendale based Manpower shows many employers in this area are planning on adding jobs. Business owners in this area are optimisitic that Wisconsin is moving in the right direction. Walker and the state's lawmakers may be one reason. They have taken us from a 3 billion dollar deficit to a possible 300 million dollar surplus.

Walkers firm stand against the union protestors may also be reason for the sunny outlook from business leaders. He did not cave under intense media scrutiny and union pressure. He is seen as doing the things that need to be done to make Wisconsin business friendly.

Business friendly means companies will stop moving out and more will locate here. That means jobs for Wisconsin residents.

Look for more good things from this administration. They have already worked to reduce regulations and done some tort reform. Next up is a repeal of the combined reporting law. In the future they will slash spending so we can lower the tax burden on Wisconsin families and business.

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