Perhaps the most important number coming out of the state's July jobs report is this: 29,437.
That's how many jobs Wisconsin employers would have to add each month for the remaining five months of the year in order for Gov. Scott Walker to achieve his top campaign promise -- creating 250,000 private-sector jobs by the end of his four-year term.
That's more jobs than were created for two of the three full years that Walker has been in office. (In the year that topped the figure, employers added 33,872 jobs in 2011.)
The July 2014 report said state employers added 3,200 private sector jobs. The report also revised downward by 700 the number of jobs created in June.
For our tally, we use the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, which surveys nearly all state businesses, to get the most accurate picture for Walker's first three years in office.