MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's new jobs numbers are in line with what Governor Walker released early, but show the state still lags behind much of the country in job creation last year.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the numbers Thursday. They were only 16 different from what Walker's Department of Workforce Development said they would be when he released the numbers in May.
The roughly 20,000 jobs added by the state in 2011 ranked Wisconsin about 40th among states.
Walker says he is encouraged by the numbers and predicts there will be more job growth in small businesses in the second half of the year.
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