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Excellent: All GOP Governors Elected in 2010 Reduced Unemployment

wsmith-84 Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 2:54 PM
Absolutely amazing! The BLS has a handy servlet to see the data for all states. First - every state except 1 has reduced unemployment between January 2011 and May 2012 (the latest month with data). Second, the average for all 50 states plus DC is -1.11%. The average for the 11 states touted here is -1.23%. But the 11 states include Michigan. What is built in Michigan? Automobiles. Michigan had a -2.4% change in unemployment thanks to Obama's auto bailout. Remove Michigan and the remaining 10 state average is? -1.11%. That's right - it's EXACTLY the same as the national average of all 50 states plus DC. Nice try on the right-wing spin there, Kate. What a hack!

Some awesome news: all 17 states that elected a Republican governor in 2010 has seen a reduction in their unemployment levels. In just over a year and a half since those new executives took office, these states have seen some serious improvement:

Kansas - 6.9% to 6.1% = a decline of 0.8%

Maine - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of 0.6%

Michigan - 10.9% to 8.5% = a decline of 2.4%

New Mexico - 7.7% to 6.7% = a decline of 1.0%

Oklahoma - 6.2% to 4.8% = a decline of 1.4%