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

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Washington, Jul 20, 2010 | comments

While the Obama Administration continues their so-called “Recovery Summer” tour claiming the Democrats’ stimulus bill “saved or created”  three millions jobs, the facts show 47 out of 50 States have lost jobs since stimulus passed.  The table below compares the number of jobs the Administration currently claims its stimulus has somehow created in each State (center column) with the actual change in jobs since stimulus became law (right hand column), as documented by the Department of Labor.  It shows that only Alaska, Kentucky and North Dakota, along with the District of Columbia, have shown any real job growth since stimulus passed – and even in those States the official job creation has fallen far short of Administration claims.  

“Americans are asking where are the jobs, but all Washington Democrats are showing them is more unemployment, debt and higher deficits,” said Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI).   

 

State

Administration Claims of Change in Jobs Through June 2010

Actual Change in Jobs Through June 2010

Alabama

+42,000

-45,500

Alaska

+7,000

+2,200

Arizona

+64,000

-80,300

Arkansas

+26,000

-12,600

California

+357,000

-520,200

Colorado

+50,000

-84,600

Connecticut

+38,000

-34,000

Delaware

+9,000

-5,500

District of Columbia

+16,000

+7,800

Florida

+167,000

-152,200

Georgia

+91,000

-124,600

Hawaii

+13,000

-12,700

Idaho

+15,000

-14,600

Illinois

+140,000

-155,000

Indiana

+68,000

-29,800

Iowa

+34,000

-23,700

Kansas

+28,000

-34,200

Kentucky

+41,000

+2,400

Louisiana

+39,000

-17,300

Maine

+14,000

-11,400

Maryland

+53,000

-14,300

Massachusetts

+79,000

-36,700

Michigan

+102,000

-91,400

Minnesota

+60,000

-47,900

Mississippi

+26,000

-25,400

Missouri

+59,000

-48,300

Montana

+10,000

-3,100

Nebraska

+17,000

-10,300

Nevada

+29,000

-64,300

New Hampshire

+13,000

-100

New Jersey

+94,000

-68,300

New Mexico

+19,000

-30,900

New York

+206,000

-115,400

North Carolina

+90,000

-49,700

North Dakota

+8,000

+5,100

Ohio

+117,000

-131,500

Oklahoma

+35,000

-33,500

Oregon

+41,000

-49,000

Pennsylvania

+130,000

-71,600

Rhode Island

+11,000

-15,200

South Carolina

+41,000

-15,100

South Dakota

+8,000

-4,100

Tennessee

+60,000

-69,400

Texas

+225,000

-57,700

Utah

+27,000

-11,000

Vermont

+7,000

-7,300

Virginia

+73,000

-39,500

Washington

+67,000

-68,600

West Virginia

+16,000

-10,200

Wisconsin

+63,000

-82,000

Wyoming

+6,000

-9,900

Sources: July 14, 2010 White House

Council of Economic Advisors report and Ways and Means Republican Staff calculations based on Department of Labor data

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