Only 16 States have had net job gains in the Age of Obama

From Investor’s Business Daily:

Just 16 states have seen job growth since President Obama took office, according to state employment data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The remaining states have lost a combined 1.4 million jobs since January 2009.

Even 34 months after the recession officially ended in June 2009, there are still 11 states that have fewer people working now than at the start of the recovery.

Meanwhile, 20 states have unemployment rates at or above 8%, including nine with unemployment at 9% or higher, according to the BLS.

One thought on “Only 16 States have had net job gains in the Age of Obama

  1. I don’t know about the other 49 (or 56) states, or even about the rest of Florida, but I can speak for Bay County, Florida. I know of zero businesses that have added to their workforce since Jan. ’09. Nearly all places I do business with have lessened their employment numbers. Many of those that haven’t laid off workers have cut the 40 hour work weeks down to 36 or less. Many businesses aren’t open after lunch on Friday and some never even open their doors on Fridays anymore.

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