Wisconsin DWD release here.
Here’s private nonfarm payroll employment relative to 2011M01.
Figure 1: Log private nonfarm payroll employment for US (black) and WI (red), seasonally adjusted, both normalized to 2011M01=0. Source: BLS, DWD, and author’s calculations.
The gap between Governor Walker’s goal of 250,000 new jobs by January 2015 has grown to 57.1 thousands.
Previous preliminary employment figures over the past three months have been revised downward, for both private and total nonfarm payroll employment.
Figure 2: Wisconsin private nonfarm payroll employment, various vintages, in thousands. Source: BLS, DWD.
Given the continued growth in US employment, the gap between reported Wisconsin employment and what should have been expected on the basis of historical correlations has probably increased (see this post).
For this, perhaps we can thank the Wisconsin Club for Growth.