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

November 23, 2010 — The Jobs Search   

While Democrats promised stimulus would create 3.7 million jobs, the reality is far different. To date, 48 out of 50 states have lost jobs, while the unemployment rate has remained at or above 9.5% for 15 consecutive months. As the nation nears the end of 2010 — when final statistics will be available to compare actual outcomes with the Administration’s pre-stimulus projections — Washington, D.C. remains the only place in America where those job-creation projections actually have been met.  Meanwhile, the rest of the nation is left asking “Where are the jobs?”

State

Administration Projection of Change in Jobs Through December 2010

Actual Change in Jobs Through October 2010

Alabama

+52,000

-43,500

Alaska

+8,000

-1,200

Arizona

+70,000

-73,800

Arkansas

+31,000

-5,100

California

+396,000

-543,400

Colorado

+59,000

-83,200

Connecticut

+41,000

-39,200

Delaware

+11,000

-10,300

District of Columbia

+12,000

+21,100

Florida

+206,000

-169,200

Georgia

+106,000

-126,200

Hawaii

+15,000

-8,900

Idaho

+17,000

-16,100

Illinois

+148,000

-160,900

Indiana

+75,000

-40,200

Iowa

+37,000

-20,200

Kansas

+33,000

-32,800

Kentucky

+48,000

-7,700

Louisiana

+50,000

-15,600

Maine

+15,000

-9,900

Maryland

+66,000

-13,900

Massachusetts

+79,000

-33,500

Michigan

+109,000

-105,900

Minnesota

+66,000

-24,700

Mississippi

+30,000

-23,900

Missouri

+69,000

-66,500

Montana

+11,000

-8,600

Nebraska

+23,000

-11,400

Nevada

+34,000

-79,000

New Hampshire

+16,000

+5,200

New Jersey

+100,000

-104,600

New Mexico

+22,000

-13,300

New York

+215,000

-127,700

North Carolina

+105,000

-81,900

North Dakota

+8,000

+6,600

Ohio

+133,000

-157,500

Oklahoma

+40,000

-24,400

Oregon

+44,000

-41,300

Pennsylvania

+143,000

-71,900

Rhode Island

+12,000

-15,600

South Carolina

+50,000

-22,900

South Dakota

+10,000

-2,500

Tennessee

+70,000

-53,700

Texas

+269,000

-54,100

Utah

+32,000

-15,000

Vermont

+8,000

-5,200

Virginia

+93,000

-44,500

Washington

+75,000

-70,900

West Virginia

+20,000

-10,600

Wisconsin

+70,000

-69,100

Wyoming

+8,000

-7,800

Source: Administration February 13, 2009 projection and actual U.S. Department of Labor data

 

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