48 Out of 50 States Have Lost Jobs since Democrats’ Stimulus Law

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While Democrats promised their 2009 stimulus would create 3.7 million jobs, the reality is far different.  To date, 2.6 million jobs – including 2.5 million private sector jobs – have been lost.  The latest data from the Department of Labor shows a total of 48 out of 50 States have lost jobs.  No wonder a Capitol Hill newspaper reported this week that such continued grim labor market data may be “the death knell for the White House’s ‘recovery summer’,” pointing to recent polling that “found that only 41 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of the economy, the lowest level of support yet recorded in the survey.”

State

Administration Projection of Change in Jobs Through December 2010

Actual Change in Jobs Through July 2010

Alabama

+52,000

-45,500

Alaska

+8,000

+4,700

Arizona

+70,000

-84,600

Arkansas

+31,000

-8,200

California

+396,000

-526,000

Colorado

+59,000

-84,300

Connecticut

+41,000

-35,500

Delaware

+11,000

-5,700

District of Columbia

+12,000

+26,100

Florida

+206,000

-145,900

Georgia

+106,000

-120,800

Hawaii

+15,000

-6,200

Idaho

+17,000

-13,600

Illinois

+148,000

-171,100

Indiana

+75,000

-24,200

Iowa

+37,000

-24,500

Kansas

+33,000

-33,300

Kentucky

+48,000

-13,900

Louisiana

+50,000

-16,700

Maine

+15,000

-8,500

Maryland

+66,000

-14,100

Massachusetts

+79,000

-21,200

Michigan

+109,000

-70,800

Minnesota

+66,000

-35,200

Mississippi

+30,000

-31,700

Missouri

+69,000

-56,700

Montana

+11,000

-5,400

Nebraska

+23,000

-7,100

Nevada

+34,000

-67,800

New Hampshire

+16,000

-5,400

New Jersey

+100,000

-93,200

New Mexico

+22,000

-25,000

New York

+215,000

-117,600

North Carolina

+105,000

-88,300

North Dakota

+8,000

+7,300

Ohio

+133,000

-133,600

Oklahoma

+40,000

-23,900

Oregon

+44,000

-46,600

Pennsylvania

+143,000

-82,700

Rhode Island

+12,000

-14,800

South Carolina

+50,000

-14,600

South Dakota

+10,000

-2,000

Tennessee

+70,000

-69,700

Texas

+269,000

-54,900

Utah

+32,000

-9,900

Vermont

+8,000

-8,400

Virginia

+93,000

-40,400

Washington

+75,000

-69,300

West Virginia

+20,000

-10,800

Wisconsin

+70,000

-75,500

Wyoming

+8,000

-9,300

Source: Administration February 2009 projection and Ways and Means Republican Staff calculations based on Department of Labor data.

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