Unemployment Rate Dropped In Every State That Elected A Republican Gov. In 2010

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.
Since January of 2011, here is how much the unemployment rate declined in each of the 17 states that elected Republican governors in 2010, according to theExaminer:

Kansas - 6.9% to 6.1% = a decline of 0.8 [percentage points (11.6 percent)]

Maine - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of 0.6 [percentage points (7.5 percent)]

Michigan - 10.9% to 8.5% = a decline of [2.4 percentage points (22 percent)]

New Mexico - 7.7% to 6.7% = a decline of [1.0 percentage points (13 percent)]

Oklahoma - 6.2% to 4.8% = a decline of [1.4 percentage points - (22.6 percent)]

Pennsylvania - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of .6 percentage points (7.5 percent)]

Tennessee - 9.5% to 7.9% = a decline of [1.6 percentage points (16.8 percent)]

Wisconsin - 7.7% to 6.8% = a decline of [0.9 percentage points (11.9 percent)]

Wyoming - 6.3% to 5.2% = a decline of [1.1 percentage points (17.5 percent)]

Alabama - 9.3% to 7.4% = a decline of [1.9 percentage points (20.4 percent)]

Georgia - 10.1% to 8.9% = a decline of [1.2 percentage points (11.9 percent)]

South Carolina - 10.6% to 9.1% = a decline of [1.5 percentage points (14.2 percent)]

South Dakota - 5.0% to 4.3% = a decline of [0.7 percentage points (14 percent)]

Florida - 10.9% to 8.6% = a decline of [2.3 percentage points (21 percent)]

Nevada - 13.8% to 11.6% = a decline of [2.2 percentage points (15.9 percent)]

Iowa - 6.1% to 5.1% = a decline of [1.0 percentage points (16.4 percent)]

Ohio - 9.0% to 7.3% = a decline of [1.7 percentage points (18.9 percent)]

This was not the case for states that elected Democrats in 2010. For instance, the unemployment rate in New York actually went up. On average, states that elected Republican governors in 2010 saw their unemployment rates decrease at a faster clip than states that elected Democrats and the unemployment rate at the national level did.

breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/07/Unemployment-Rate-Dropped-In-Every-State-That-Elected-A-Republican-Gov-In-2010

Wow.

Republican policies have a better impact ion job creation than Democrat policies do

Actually, if you look at the data, it is not totally clear that you are right. We have had some pretty strong job growth under democratic presidents and republican presidents as well.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_during_U.S._presidential_terms

Except this one.

There is no need to state the obvious. :wink:

Especially when it is not clear that it is true.

True.

Did the trend carry over into 2011? It did not. In 2011, the average change in unemployment was:
Year|States with Dem gov|States with GOP gov
2010|-0.470|-0.518
2011|-0.760|-0.746

I think we should realize that this likely has less to do with political effectiveness, and more to do with which industries tend to operate in red/blue states.

ncsl.org/issues-research/labor/state-unemployment-rates-for-2011.aspx

GOP and tea party Policies have a better impact on everything.

There ya go!:thumbsup:

Really. And what industries have a common theme that connects all of the states listed?

Republican governors have a distinct advantage over Democrat governors in this economy because people EXPECT Repub governors to reduce spending and taxes and favor business development. Nobody is surprised when they do. Nobody feels betrayed, which many would if a Democrat did the same things.

Or is the employment change indicative of the dropout rate, workers no longer participating in the economic life of the country because they are neither collecting unemployment nor looking for work perhaps the newly permanent disabled? More details are necessary I think.
To solve America’s unemployment problem congress and the President should initiate a penalty/tax on a citizens failure to participate in the economy by having a job. It would be constitutional according to Roberts.

There you go. They should tax anyone who doesn’t have a job.

That’s the problem with the democrats. No one even expects them to do the right thing.

But, even so, they manage to be on top most of the time. :stuck_out_tongue:

You know what they say that the one on top is doing to the one on the bottom…

I wondered the same thing. I live in South Florida, and I have not seen the big growth in jobs that the numbers would suggest. What I do see is lots of people who are still unemployed, but are no longer eligible for unemployment benefits. I also see scores of empty houses, which leads me to believe that lots of people have just up and left the area. Have some gone further north, but remained in the state? Probably. But part of my job is to record where students are going when they leave my school, and I know that the vast majority who leave this school go out of state. So, while our numbers are looking better on paper, I doubt it is entirely accounted for just by job growth.

:smiley: :smiley: Yup!

Well, if the Democrats are the ones on top and America is the one on the bottom…:blush:

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