Moderate to heavy rain likely late Thursday Friday. A few showers still possible into Saturday. Nice weather Sunday with more showers and storms for Labor Day.More >>
Moderate to heavy rain likely late Thursday Friday. A few showers still possible into Saturday. Nice weather Sunday with more showers and storms for Labor Day. More >>
JANESVILLE (AP) -
Gov. Scott Walker's administration says the job-growth numbers he made public earlier than normal have been verified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development spokesman John Dipko told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the BLS has confirmed Wisconsin jobs grew by 23,608 in 2011. Dipko provided the AP with an email from BLS confirming that the data had been verified, but the final jobs number was not included in that email.
Dipko says the number is based off the data that received the final BLS sign-off. He says the state will publish those numbers on its website Friday.
Walker's Democratic opponent in Tuesday's recall, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, accused Walker of "cooking the books" and trying to spin the numbers to his advantage.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.