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).
Administration Claims of Change in Jobs Through June 2010