WEDC's Self-Reported Job Impact by Senate District

As released in Citizen Action's report - "UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT: WEDC's Claimed Jobs Impact Leaves Many Areas of Wisconsin Behind" - shows a stark contrast in Scott Walker's economic develop agency WEDC between impacted jobs in Democratic and Republican Senate Districts. The major overview:

  • After adjusting for underlying districts, the average number of jobs projected  in Republican Senate districts is more than twice that of Democratic districts (102% more, or 1,187 more on average)

Figure 1: Average number of jobs projected 2012-present, Senate districts

GOP Senate

2,362

DEM Senate

1,719

GOP advantage

+643 jobs

% increase

37.4%

Dem adjusted*

1,160 jobs

GOP adjusted*

2,347 jobs

GOP adjusted advantage*

+1,187 jobs

%increase adjusted

102%

* adjusted number reflects number of jobs created in Senate district controlling for the underlying Assembly districts occupied by a different party

Figure 3: Number of jobs projected in Assembly district under opposite party senate seat, 2012 - present

GOP Assembly in Democrat Senate

8,382 jobs total

GOP average in Dem Senate

931

Democratic Assembly in GOP Senate

277 jobs total

Dem average in GOP Senate

92

Figure 6: Senate Seats by party, Senate seat number and Jobs Projected 2012-present

 

 

Senate Seat

Jobs Projected

Lasee, Frank (R)

1

1,405

Cowles, Robert (R)

2

2,631

Vukmir, Leah (R)

5

1,710

Darling, Alberta (R)

8

1,662

Leibham, Joseph (R)

9

4,889

Harsdorf, Sheila (R)

10

1,740

Kedzie, Neal (R)

11

2,716

Tiffany, Thomas (R)

12

1,166

Fitzgerald, Scott (R)

13

2,826

Olsen, Luther (R)

14

3,184

Schultz, Dale (R)

17

1,522

Gudex, Richard (R)

18

757

Ellis, Michael (R)

19

3,428

Grothman, Glenn (R)

20

1860

Moulton, Terry (R)

23

1,079

Lazich, Mary (R)

28

1,417

Petrowski, Jerry (R)

29

530

Farrow, Paul (R)

33

7,994

Carpenter, Tim (D)

3

1919

Taylor, Lena (D)

4

104

Harris, Nikiya (D)

6

405

Larson, Chris (D)

7

1,633

Cullen, Timothy (D)

15

2,925

Miller, Mark (D)

16

428

Lehman, John (D)

21

3,960

Wirch, Robert (D)

22

952

Lassa, Julie (D)

24

565

Jauch, Robert (D)

25

1,347

Risser, Fred (D)

26

1,558

Erpenbach, Jon (D)

27

2,807

Hansen, Dave (D)

30

3,648

Vinehout, Kathleen (D)

31

1,868

Shilling, Jennifer (D)

32

1,661

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