According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "the Midwest region is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin."
So, even using Governor Scott Walker's contorted logic of arbitrarily going back only one year (not the beginning of his term) and using BLS monthy estimates that he previously derided as "inaccurate," Wisconsin is fifth, not fourth in Midwest job growth:
1) North Dakota 5.1%
2) Missouri 2.0%
3) Indiana 2.0%
4) Minnesota 1.8%
5) Wisconsin 1.5%
Why the difference? Walker is conveniently leaving out Missouri in his tally of Midwest states.
And considering that the Midwest is the most underperforming region in the country in job growth, this is like bragging your the fifth best football team in the Sun Belt conference.