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One in five jobs boasted on Wisconsin website are out of state

Nearly a fifth of the job openings on a web site touted by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a resource for the state's unemployed are actually in Minnesota and other surrounding states. An analysis by the Associated Press says Walker repeatedly referenced the site during a speech as an option for Wisconsin job-seekers. Walker promises to add 250,000 new jobs to the state's private sector by 2015.
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Nearly a fifth of the job openings on a web site touted by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a resource for the state's unemployed are actually in Minnesota and other surrounding states. An analysis by the Associated Press says Walker repeatedly referenced the site during a speech as an option for Wisconsin job-seekers. Walker promises to add 250,000 new jobs to the state's private sector by 2015.

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