Under Walker, jobless rate in Wisconsin is spiking in Wisconsin

John Nichols: Unemployment spikes under Walker, GOP
JOHN NICHOLS | Cap Times associate editor | jnichols@madison.com | Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2011 4:30 am

John Nichols, associate editor of The Capital Times, is the author of seven books on politics and the media. He writes about electoral politics and public policy for The Nation magazine, and is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times.

Under Gov. Scott Walker’s “leadership,” unemployment is increasing in Wisconsin at twice the rate it is nationally.

Before Walker took office, Wisconsin was tackling the jobs crisis more effectively than most other states. Now, as Walker puts his imprint on the state, the unemployment rate is increasing.

This represents a dangerous reversal of pattern for Wisconsin.

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