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Wisconsin #34 in Private Sector Job Creation

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin added 24,305 private sector jobs from March 2012-March 2013. The rate of growth places it 34th among states.

The bureau calculates its figures by surveying 96 percent of businesses here, the most accurate measure available.

Since the start of 2011, Wisconsin has added 62,000 private sector jobs, after losing more than 130,000 during the recession.

When taking office two years ago, Gov. Walker promised the state would add a quarter-million jobs in the private sector from 2011-2015.

This week, his office published several proposals designed to boost job creation. Legislators will consider them, yet this fall.