MILWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker says the state added 9,500 jobs last month, accounting for more than half the jobs created nationwide in that period.
Walker told reporters Thursday the increase in Wisconsin jobs is the largest in about eight years. He says a total of 39,300 private-sector jobs have been created since he took office in January.
The state’s unemployment rate in June was 7.6 percent. It has hovered around 7.4 percent for the first five months of the year. That’s typically been about 1.5 percentage points better than the national average.