"The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has been an important driver in spurring economic growth and opportunities in Wisconsin," Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said. The increased pace of job creation - 54,100 new positions in the past 12 months - is a sign that Walker's economic stewardship is paying off, she said.
The WEDC also defended its performance, saying investments typically take time to create jobs.
Some economists say agencies like the WEDC have limited impact on job creation in any state. Development efforts tend to move the needle less than other factors like taxes or spending and the state of the U.S. and global economy.
Private-sector employment has grown by 6.8 percent in Wisconsin under Walker, behind the national pace of 8.4 percent, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Private-sector employment in the industrial Midwest, from Ohio to Minnesota, grew by 7.1 percent over that period.
BLS data show that Wisconsin has created 158,000 private-sector jobs under Walker's leadership, short of his pledge to create 250,000 jobs by 2015.
My Nexus 6 is getting fantastic battery life. 5.1.1 update even made the whole experience buttery smooth with zero hiccups. I get around 5 to 6 hours of SOT with LTE (around -92 dbm so signal strength helps), 60% adaptive brightness, no bluetooth, off the charger for 30~36 hours.
I was running custom ROMs and kernels before 5.1.1 but boy, that update really made me feel like I got a whole new phone.