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49 Out of 50 States Have Fewer Jobs Now

Seven months after passage of the "stimulus" plan, 49 out of 50 states have lost jobs.

According to the data, 49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since stimulus was enacted. Only North Dakota has seen net job creation following the February 2009 stimulus. While President Obama claimed the result of his stimulus bill would be the creation of 3.5 million jobs, the Nation has already lost a total of 2.7 million - a difference of 6.2 million jobs.
Follow the link to see how your state has fared as a result of Obama's stimulus.

No wonder President Obama's poll numbers have dropped so significantly. Gallup attributes the drop to Obama's push for health care reform, but the employment situation has to be part of it. As I wrote last week, the public is likely having a problem seeing the President put a higher priority on health care than on jobs. Mark Tapscott writes:

President Obama's push for health care reform during the third quarter of 2009 has seriously damaged his public standing, according to new data from the Gallup Daily tracking poll. His job approval rating dropped nine points from the second to the third quarter, from 62 percent to 53 percent.

The nine-point second-to-third quarter drop is the highest Gallup has ever measured for an incumbent president during his first year in office, and among the highest quarter-to-quarter drops measured for any president at any point.


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Comments (8)

[VIC, SAUD, et al, let me s... (Below threshold)

[VIC, SAUD, et al, let me save you some time:]

Nothin to see here but distortions, move along.

[now for the rebuttal:]


And DAMN it all to hell....... (Below threshold)

And DAMN it all to hell....????????? I had such high hope for this thugarian.

The media will report the i... (Below threshold)

The media will report the improving jobs numbers in North Dakota as further evidence that the Stimulus Plan is working better than expected.

What ticks me off is the ea... (Below threshold)

What ticks me off is the easy way that the MSM also comments about those "no longer looking for a job". So they don't "count" any longer? Might that be because the true unemployment rate is above 17% nationally?

A quick read of just the lo... (Below threshold)

A quick read of just the low hanging fruit at Drudge this morning:

1. 531,000 new jobless claims last week, "higher than expected". (AP)

2. Last week's numbers were upwardly revised to 520,000 new jobless claims. (AP) Don't say I didn't mention this last week. The numbers are getting tweaked.

3. There are now 8.8 million people drawing either basic or extended unemployment benefits. (AP) Remember a year or so ago when Democrats were outraged that Bush had "lost" a million jobs?

4. The recession has now eliminated 7.2 million jobs. (AP)

5. "The Senate must soon increase the national debt limit to above $13 trillion -- and Democrats are looking for political cover." (Politico) To hide the increased debt limit in a must-pass bill such as defense spending, as is typical of our brave friends in Congress.

6. "Democrats may seek to increase the limit further so they don't have to revisit the politically treacherous issue until after the 2010 midterm elections." (Politico) Notice how their first concern is partisan political blowback?

So much for all that stymul... (Below threshold)

So much for all that stymulus we were suppost to be getting so much for all those jobs Its this what obamas change means?

Illinois has an income tax ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Illinois has an income tax rate at 3.0% and they want to raise it to 4.5%. Between state and local sales taxes you pay 10.25% on every purchase in Chicago. You can pay up to $3.50 an our just to park on the street. Why would anyone want to do business here?

Oh and the state and city are broke. Is there any surprise in that?

To borrow a phrase from the... (Below threshold)

To borrow a phrase from the 1992 Clinton campaign (and it should be the theme of any Republican running for a Dem's seat in the upcoming midterm elections):

"It's the Jobs, stupid!"






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