While the number of jobs created in Wisconsin has gone up under Gov. Scott Walker, it's not as much as some of his fellow Republican governors who are also running for president.
Walker touts his record as a jobs creator in the video announcing his White House bid Monday, which The Washington Post says is right,
the job numbers in Wisconsin did increase from 2.7 million in 2010 to 2.9 million today.
However, when the Wisconsin Republican was first running for office, he promised that 250,000 jobs would be created in America's Dairyland during his first term.
The 200,000 jobs created in Wisconsin puts Walker in fourth place out of the seven Republican governors running for president in 2016.
The Republican presidential contender with the best jobs record as governor is former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. According to the Post, some of the jobs created in Texas during Perry's tenure was helped by a variety of factors: a large population increase in the Lone Star State, a long tenure in office of 15 years, compared to Walker's almost five, and the economy was very different when he became governor.
But when Walker's five years in office are compared to the same period in Texas, Perry's numbers went up 5 percentage points compared to the national average, while Walker's numbers went down 3.1 percent.
Perry along with former Florida Jeb Bush and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal all saw their job numbers go up compared to the national average while in office. The other governors running for president, including Walker, all fared worse.
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