Wausau Daily Herald: Jobs numbers have wide margin of error

The Department of Workforce Development will release job numbers next month that could be the most anticipated statistics of Gov. Scott Walker's short tenure.

If the January and February numbers show Wisconsin lost another 4,500 positions, the state will — on paper — have fewer jobs now than it had when Walker took office.

That could be a big blow for a governor who once joked that he'd tattoo "250,000 jobs" on the foreheads of his Cabinet secretaries to remind them of the administration's No. 1 priority — creating that many new jobs during his first term in office.

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