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STATE UNEMPLOYMENT STATISTICS: MAY 2009


By Gary Starr For The Neville Awards
Posted June 19, 2009



Dude...where's my job?

Since our Fraudinator-in-Chief's $787 billion stimulus plan to trigger job creation was passed, the economy has shed 1.6 million jobs.

House Republican leader John Boehner: "The president and Democrats in Congress claim this spending binge is necessary to put Americans back to work. They promised unemployment would not rise above 8 percent if their trillion-dollar stimulus was passed. Unemployment has soared above 9 percent. And now the president admits that unemployment will soon reach double digits. After all of this spending, after all of this borrowing from China, the Middle East, our children and our grandchildren, where are the jobs?"

Boehner also predicted Democratic proposals on health care, stimulus and energy would all be bad for the economy. He lambasted the just passed $800 billion climate change bill as "a national energy tax". He singled out proposed health care changes as a job killer.

"It's about to get worse for middle-class families and small businesses," Boehner said. "Democrats are pushing a government takeover of our health care system that will cost at least a trillion dollars."

Sorry Libs...you guys suck when it comes to creating jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics pegs national unemployment at 9.4% up 4% since the Dems took over Congress. The states with the highest unemployment are blue states according to the red-state blue-state electoral map for 2008.

Granted there are three red states with double digit unemployment...no doubt run by a bunch of RINOs...but for the most part it's the high spending and taxing blue states that have the problems.

The story continues below:

Election by state 2004 -- National unemployment was 5.1%


Election by state 2008 -- National unemployment is 9.4%


Since the libs are such government whores here are the stats direct from the horses mouth. Read 'em and weep:

U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR -- BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT:  MAY 2009

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm


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                State                |          Rate %
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United States (1) ...................|           9.4
                                     |
Alabama .............................|           9.8
Alaska ..............................|           8.4
Arizona .............................|           8.2
Arkansas ............................|           7.0
California ..........................|          11.5
Colorado ............................|           7.6
Connecticut .........................|           8.0
Delaware ............................|           8.1
District of Columbia ................|          10.7
Florida .............................|          10.2
Georgia .............................|           9.7
Hawaii ..............................|           7.4
Idaho ...............................|           7.8
Illinois ............................|          10.1
Indiana .............................|          10.6
Iowa ................................|           5.8
Kansas ..............................|           7.0
Kentucky ............................|          10.6
Louisiana ...........................|           6.6
Maine ...............................|           8.3
Maryland ............................|           7.2
Massachusetts .......................|           8.2
Michigan ............................|          14.1
Minnesota ...........................|           8.2
Mississippi .........................|           9.6
Missouri ............................|           9.0
Montana .............................|           6.3
Nebraska ............................|           4.4
Nevada ..............................|          11.3
New Hampshire .......................|           6.5
New Jersey ..........................|           8.8
New Mexico ..........................|           6.5
New York ............................|           8.2
North Carolina ......................|          11.1
North Dakota ........................|           4.4
Ohio ................................|          10.8
Oklahoma ............................|           6.3
Oregon ..............................|          12.4
Pennsylvania ........................|           8.2
Rhode Island ........................|          12.1
South Carolina ......................|          12.1
South Dakota ........................|           5.0
Tennessee ...........................|          10.7
Texas ...............................|           7.1
Utah ................................|           5.4
Vermont .............................|           7.3
Virginia ............................|           7.1
Washington ..........................|           9.4
West Virginia .......................|           8.6
Wisconsin ...........................|           8.9
Wyoming .............................|           5.0
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