Statements about Jobs

"Typical minimum wage earners in America are teenagers living with their parents in middle class families."

Wisconsin is "one of the bluest" states, but under Scott Walker its unemployment rate "is around 3.5%."

"Wisconsin wages are declining at double the rate of other states."

"Wisconsin now ranks among the top 10 states for out-migration."  

"Our state economic development agency under Walker, WEDC, actually isn’t even using the funds that are appropriated to it."

Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin "unemployment's up" from 4.8% to 6.2%  

"(Mary) Burke was a senior member of the Doyle administration that left Wisconsin with 130,000 fewer jobs."

"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."  

"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."  

"Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry."  

"Every year since Gov. Walker and the Republicans have been in control of the Legislature we’ve created fewer jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics."

Scott Walker's income "tax plan is a tax hike. It increases taxes for nearly 80% of the people in the state."

"Jobs that involve the minimum wage are overwhelmingly jobs for young people starting out in the workforce."

Says Gov. Scott Walker has dropped Wisconsin "to 45th in the nation in job growth prospects while campaigning for president out of state."

Wisconsin sold fresh water to California, helping that state's dairy industry, and "lost a bunch of jobs (and) a bunch of farmland."

"We’re 49th in the United States in new businesses created."

Says her actions as Wisconsin commerce secretary brought the state "84,000 more Wisconsin jobs than we have today."

Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."

The 2013-’15 state budget backed by Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers "left our technical colleges funded at 1989 levels."

Says potential Democratic opponent Mary Burke "implemented the policies of Jim Doyle. Those are the policies that, in his last term, saw the state lose more than 133,000 jobs."

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