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In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an Examiner.com analysis, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011. Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.
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Originally posted by hadriana
I often wonder if the GOP business leaders are not holding jobs hostage - a 'get back at you' to the public for electing Obama..
June 15, 2012
Compared to a year ago, unemployment has decreased in 49 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Only one state, New York, saw higher unemployment compared to last May.
Nevada again led the states, posting the highest unemployment rate for May.
[REPUBLICAN GOVENOR Brian Sandoval]
However, at 11.6%, Nevada’s rate has decreased significantly from May 2011, when the unemployment rate was 13.7%.
Both Nevada and Michigan saw unemployment drop by 2.1 percentage points over the year, while unemployment decreased by 2.0 percentage points over the year in Florida and Mississippi.
Overall, 28 states experienced statistically significant decreases in unemployment from a year ago and rates are down in 49 states compared to May 2011.
California added the most jobs for the month, increasing employment by almost 34,000 jobs. Ohio added 19,600 new jobs and New Jersey saw employment rise by 17,600 jobs.
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama
Originally posted by jtap66
The free market is what is causing the financial woes. The volatility of world markets is a huge factor. Neither Obama or Romney or some Tea Party Governor can do a thing to change that.
This is all diversionary noise.
Originally posted by xtrafar76
reply to post by FlyersFan
yeah that is great damn that stimulus money worked