MADISON, WIS. (WHBL) - Governor Scott Walker’s administration released its own figures yesterday showing that Wisconsin gained 23-thousand public-and-private jobs during 2011. Democrat Tom Barrett’s campaign immediately slammed the report. They said the Republican Walker is highlighting normally-obscure data so he can look good to the voters just 20 days before Walker’s recall election. The numbers come from actual employer surveys. And state officials say they’re more accurate than the normal monthly short-term job figures which will come out tomorrow. That report will say Wisconsin lost 34-thousand jobs last year. The state Workforce Development agency was planning to release its survey results tomorrow, along with the rest of the monthly jobs’ report. But department secretary Reggie Newson gave the positive numbers yesterday to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He said employers need the data to make more informed decisions about hiring. The federal government uses it to make long-term adjustments to each state’s monthly numbers. And the Journal Sentinel says it’s highly unusual for a state to publicize the raw quarterly figures in advance of a final federal report that’s not due out until the end of June. Phil Walzak of the Barrett campaign says Walker’s people are trying to fix months of public relations damage caused by poor job reports. And Walzak says the governor is now slamming monthly figures which he doesn’t hesitate to highlight when those numbers are positive – which they were for the first couple months of this year.