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Ten Months After Stimulus 49 of 50 States Have Lost Jobs

January 22, 2010

Whilethe White House claims their stimulusbill has already created or saved up to 2 million jobs,” the table below compares the WhiteHouse’s recent claimsof state-by-state job creation with the actual change in state payroll employment throughDecember 2009, using data announced today by the U.S. Department of Labor. According to today’s data, 49 States have lost jobs since stimulus was enactedin February 2009.  Only North Dakota and the District of Columbia have seen netjob creation, and even those levels fall short of White House claims. To see howstimulus has failed your state, see the tablebelow.