Thu May 24, 2012, 12:35 PM
Ellipsis (5,970 posts)
Why won't the WIS. Dept. of Workforce Development release the latest job numbers?
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“So, the question arises: Why don't we have a Wisconsin jobs report out there for Q1?” he asks. “It's been two weeks since the department had that data. I assume they have a computer that can add up the numbers in the reports from employers. So what's the holdup?”
The third- and fourth-quarter UI numbers were what Walker used last week when he released a report showing Wisconsin gaining jobs over the past year rather than losing them as BLS has estimated.
“Of course, the timing for the Q4 numbers was political,” writes Torinus. “But it is also good policy to have the freshest, cleanest numbers to work with. So, again, why haven't the Q1 2012 numbers been made public? DWD has had them for two weeks. Someone should get fired if they aren't released in the next week or so.”
Cynics might argue that the Walker administration would have already released the Q1 numbers if they showed Wisconsin adding jobs. Conversely, if the numbers look bad, they might hold off until after the June 5 recall election.
Tommy Thompson: "I always loved going to meetings because I always found new ideas. Then I'd take them back to Wisconsin, disguise them a little bit, and declare that it's mine."
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Thu May 24, 2012, 01:07 PM
KansDem (25,638 posts)
2. Could this have something to do with it?
From the BLS--
EXTENDED MASS LAYOFFS —FIRST QUARTER 2012
"And in the isolation of the sky, at evening, casual flocks of pigeons make ambiguous undulations as they sink, downward to darkness, on extended wings." Wallace Stevens