48 out of 50 States Have Lost Jobs Since Democrats’ Stimulus Passed

March 12, 2010 — The Jobs Search   

While the White House claims their stimulus bill “has already created or saved up to 2 million jobs,” the table below compares the White House’s original projections of state-by-state job creation with the actual change in state payroll employment through January 2010, using the latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor. Only North Dakota, Alaska and the District of Columbia have seen net job creation since stimulus, and even those levels fall far short of what the White House forecast.

To see how the Democrats’ stimulus has failed your state, see the table below.
 

State

 

Administration Claims of Change in Jobs Through December 2010

 

Actual Change in Jobs Through January 2010

Alabama

+52,000

-67,800

Alaska

+8,000

+2,200

Arizona

+70,000

-104,600

Arkansas

+31,000

-22,300

California

+396,000

-558,800

Colorado

+59,000

-83,500

Connecticut

+41,000

-45,200

Delaware

+11,000

-12,500

District of Columbia

+12,000

+4,800

Florida

+206,000

-240,400

Georgia

+106,000

-131,000

Hawaii

+15,000

-15,500

Idaho

+17,000

-18,400

Illinois

+148,000

-188,600

Indiana

+75,000

-81,600

Iowa

+37,000

-36,000

Kansas

+33,000

-47,700

Kentucky

+48,000

-32,100

Louisiana

+50,000

-40,900

Maine

+15,000

-13,500

Maryland

+66,000

-53,200

Massachusetts

+79,000

-81,000

Michigan

+109,000

-96,200

Minnesota

+66,000

-60,500

Mississippi

+30,000

-28,400

Missouri

+69,000

-71,900

Montana

+11,000

-8,800

Nebraska

+23,000

-19,400

Nevada

+34,000

-66,700

New Hampshire

+16,000

-5,400

New Jersey

+100,000

-85,500

New Mexico

+22,000

-20,600

New York

+215,000

-160,900

North Carolina

+105,000

-89,300

North Dakota

+8,000

+800

Ohio

+133,000

-194,800

Oklahoma

+40,000

-50,000

Oregon

+44,000

-52,000

Pennsylvania

+143,000

-126,200

Rhode Island

+12,000

-13,900

South Carolina

+50,000

-28,500

South Dakota

+10,000

-7,100

Tennessee

+70,000

-85,200

Texas

+269,000

-221,600

Utah

+32,000

-24,400

Vermont

+8,000

-4,900

Virginia

+93,000

-65,200

Washington

+75,000

-83,900

West Virginia

+20,000

-22,200

Wisconsin

+70,000

-101,800

Wyoming

+8,000

-12,600

 

 

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