Wisconsin is the only state that had "statistically significant" job losses over the most recent 12-month period, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
From March 2011 to March 2012, Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs. That was the largest decrease in percentage terms in the country.
Those job losses came from both the public and private sector, but the public sector job losses (17,800) were larger than the private-sector job losses (6,100).
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 private sector jobs when he campaigned for office. Once elected, he slashed corporate and investor taxes. The result-Wisconsin has lost jobs in seven of the last nine months, 4,300 in March, and is facing a deficit next year.