State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Hi, this is Scott Walker.
Wisconsin’s economy is improving.
Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) sent federal government actual jobs data compiled from unemployment insurance reports submitted by nearly every business in Wisconsin. The actual jobs count showed that Wisconsin added 37,464 private-sector jobs from March of last year to March of this year. There was also good news for important economic sectors such as manufacturing, where more than 12,000 new jobs have been added. Beyond the raw jobs numbers, the data revealed other positive indicators, which showed that overall wages grew by more than 7 percent.
Last year, I indicated I will track job growth by the actual job count data instead of other statistics like the monthly job estimates, because the job count is widely regarded as more accurate. We will continue using this measurement as we evaluate the overall strength of Wisconsin’s economy in the future.
Moving forward, I will continue to focus on growing Wisconsin jobs for workers and for families.
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