Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Drops To 17-Year Low Under Gov. Scott Walker

Thanks to Governor Scott Walker’s pro-jobs leadership, Wisconsin keeps on winning.

New unemployment numbers show Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has dropped to 3.7 percent, the lowest its been since 2000. When Governor Walker took office, the state’s unemployment rate had grown to 8.1%. Today, its more than 5 points lower.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports:

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in February, the lowest it’s been since November of 2000.

The figure comes from a monthly survey of Wisconsin households by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It estimated the number of people employed the state went up in February while the number of people unemployed went down.

Gov. Scott Walker held a capitol news conference to celebrate the news.

“To put that in perspective, the last time it was this low, Tommy Thompson was still working in that office and Bill Clinton was still president of the United States,” Walker said.