In June alone, Wisconsin added 9,500 net new jobs. In contrast, states such as Illinois saw a net job loss of 7,200. Still, we need to continue working on ways to add more jobs in Wisconsin.
One of the reasons we’ve been able to outpace the nation is because job creators now have confidence that we have made the tough decisions to balance our budget and promote growth. As a result, our state jumped 17 spots in a national survey of business-friendly states. Today, 88% of our state’s employers think Wisconsin is headed in the right direction (up from 10% last year).
While this paints a good broad picture of where our state is headed, it’s the individual stories that matter most. Thankfully, thousands of people in Wisconsin are heading back to work, and that means creating a better life for their families.