From WisPolitics today:
Walker warned that job losses might again ramp up in Wisconsin if either Barrett or Falk are elected in the June 5 recall…
My observation is that we don’t need to wait to June 5 to see if job losses will occur. Nonfarm payroll jobs disappeared in March, after a brief respite in January and February. Further, Wisconsin had the only significant job loss in the nation over the past year.
Figure 2: Log Wisconsin nonfarm payroll employment (blue) and Wisconsin private nonfarm payroll employment (red), relative to January 2011. Vertical dashed line at 2011M01. Source: BLS and author’s calculations.
Wisconsin’s lackluster performance since 2011M01 is discussed further in this post. (Tim Duy reminds me that the accuracy of state establishment series has decline recently, so one has to be cautious about over-interpreting recent trends; nonetheless all employment indicators put Wisconsin in a poor light relative to the US overall, including civilian employment.)
Note the divergence in private and total nonfarm payroll employment. This occurs because government (primarily local) employment has been reduced.
Figure 2: Log WI local government employment relative to 2011M01 (blue, left scale), and employment relative to 2011M01 (red, right scale). Source: WI DWD and author’s calculations.
Teacher employment is one category that has fallen substantially . In other news, the Walker Administration is planning to award $765 thousand in bonuses to selected government workers in a newly initiated program. 
I will venture to say that we should not put too much credence in Governor Walker’s forecasts, given his previous record of employment forecasts, including the 250,000 jobs to be created.
Figure 3: Wisconsin private nonfarm payroll employment from BLS March 2012 release (blue), from BLS November 2011 release (teal), and projections from Wisconsin Economic Outlook (October 2011) (red), in 000’s. NBER defined recession dates shaded gray. Vertical line at 2011M01. Sources: BLS, Wisconsin Economic Outlook and NBER.
Update 1 May, 11am Pacific: Here is additional data on year-on-year change (in log differences, so interpretable as annual growth rates) in employment in local education.
Figure 4: WI local government employment in education, not seasonally adjusted, 12-month log difference (blue, left scale). Tan shaded area corresponds to period after 2011M01. Source: WI DWD and author’s calculations.