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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #49)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:37 AM

59. The numbers...

I'll just comment about the jobs numbers.

They are reported to the IRS (on Employer's required quarterly 941 reports) and the Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development (Quarterly tax and wage reports).

The 941 reports require, in addition to the payroll numbers, an exact number of employees who worked during the quarter.

The WI DWD reports require the names of the employees, their wages, and a specific number of employees who worked during EACH MONTH of the quarter.

These reports were the source for Reggie Newson's (WI DWD Secretary) released figures that Walker is using. Though not 'verified' by the US BLS to date - they are ACTUAL numbers from reports required by nearly all Wisconsin Employers who meet a payroll and/or are subject to Unemployment Insurance laws.

You may not like the numbers, but they're real, and they're likely 99.99% accurate.

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