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Latest Wisconsin, national jobs numbers to be released


MADISON, Wisconsin — The latest jobs numbers showing how well Wisconsin is doing creating jobs compared with other states is set to be released.

The numbers coming Thursday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will show private-sector job creation for the state and nation for the 12-month period ending in March.

In the last report released in June, Wisconsin ranked 37th in private-sector job growth.

The numbers come less than seven weeks before the Nov. 4 election. Gov. Scott Walker's record on jobs creation has been a major issue in the race in which he's challenged by Democrat Mary Burke.

Walker promised in 2010 to create 250,000 private sector jobs over four years, but only about 103,000 had been created based on the latest numbers.

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