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Job situation: Back on track or derailed?; Wood-cutting accident caused wildfire that burned over 8,000 acres; more briefs

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Wisconsin's job picture is either exciting or lackluster, depending on which political party you believe.

Republicans call these "exciting times," after the government's most complete employer survey showed that Wisconsin created 62,000 jobs in Gov. Scott Walker's first two years in office.

The new numbers do not compare Wisconsin to other states, and Democrats said the comparison from three months ago showed that Wisconsin had the 44th-lowest percentage of job growth.

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