MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin lost another 6,500 jobs in July, bringing the total number of jobs lost since June 1st to 19,200.
Those numbers come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and are an estimate based on a survey of just over three percent of Wisconsin employers.
More accurate jobs numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show the state gained 28,100 jobs from March of 2011 to March of 2012.
But with the estimated losses this summer, Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) is disappointed in the slow job growth.
Gov. Walker had promised to create 250,000 new jobs during his first term if office. The state added just 19,551 jobs in 2011 and with the downward trend this summer, Wisconsin is well off the pace needed to meet that goal.
"I'd like to see more, I think for a lot of small businesses in particular, they were waiting to see what happened on June 5th," said Gov. Walker, referring to the recall election. "The other big thing I heard since then, is businesses were waiting to see what was gonna happen later in June with the Supreme Court decision (on the Affordable Care Act). Many small businesses are worried about the potential negative impact of Obamacare on their businesses, and the decision came out, but I think for a lot of folks it just extended the uncertainty."
While the U.S. economy has been more sluggish than anticipated, the nation as a whole has added more than one million jobs in 2012.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development officials say there is no way to give an accurate number on how many jobs the state has gained or added this year, or since Gov. Walker took office in January of 2011. They say there is no accurate set of data yet available for those time periods.
But, the Assembly Minority Leader, Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha), released data of his own Thursday showing the state has actually lost 27,000 jobs under Gov. Walker.
DWD officials say there is no way to determine that number is accurate.
MADISON (WKOW) -- New preliminary jobs numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin lost 6,500 jobs in July.
It marks the second straight month of job losses for Wisconsin, which has now lost 19,200 jobs since June 1.
A report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Wisconsin added 22,702 jobs from January through March of 2012. But since then, the BLS numbers show a decline of 21,000 jobs, which means Wisconsin's added only 1,700 jobs this year.
The BLS surveys about 3.5 percent of Wisconsin employers, while the U.S. Census Bureau numbers come from more thorough reports from about 96 percent of Wisconsin employers.
Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will have more on these jobs numbers on 27 News at 5 and 6.
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