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Politics not big factor in Wisconsin's slow job growth, experts say

Manufacturing decline posed long-term challenges, but some see signs of progress

10:10 PM, Mar. 30, 2013
PeggySullivan
PeggySullivan
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Central Wisconsin economic observers say there are more factors than recent politics involved with the state's poor job-creation record, but that there are signs of a gradual recovery.

Gov. Scott Walker has more strongly blamed political upheaval for Wisconsin's lag in job growth compared with most states. That was the governor's response Thursday when he was asked about new quarterly figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that showed Wisconsin has dropped to 44th in the nation for creating private-sector jobs. The data covered the year that ended in September and reflected a ...

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