Wisconsin saw the largest percentage decrease in employment in the nation during the 12 months ending in March, a report Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said.
During that time period, while 27 states and the District of Columbia saw significant job increases, only Wisconsin saw "statistically significant" job losses, the report said.
From March 2011 to March 2012, the state lost 23,900 jobs, for the country's largest percentage decrease, at 0.9 percent.
By sector, the 23,900 lost jobs in Wisconsin broke down to 17,900 from the public sector and 6,000 in the private sector, according to the BLS.
Wisconsin also had the third worst employment losses for March compared to the previous month, with 4,500 fewer jobs than it had in February, the report said. Only Ohio and New Jersey were worse, with 9,500 and 8,600 fewer jobs, respectively.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin's economic recovery is still near the back of the pack:
In the meantime, it's fun watching Walker argue how things are better because more jobs were created in Wisconsin than in Illinois between 3-6 p.m. on odd-numbered Sundays in which it rained. The failure of a governor's economic recovery strategy is usually proportional to the number of absurd qualifiers he uses in comparisons to make it seem like it's not failing.