New Republican governors rapidly bringing down unemployment in their states

Unemployment has dropped faster than the national job market in the states that elected Republican Governors in November 2010. See the results in the table below.

Source: Robert Elliott, Orlando Political Buzz Examiner

Unemployment has dropped faster than the national job market in the states that elected Republican Governors in November 2010.  See the results in the table below.  

StateJan 2011CurrentDecrease Kansas 6.9% 6.1% 0.8% Maine 8.0% 7.4% 0.6% Michigan 10.9% 8.5% 2.4% New Mexico 7.7% 6.7% 1.0% Oklahoma 6.2% 4.8% 1.4% Pennsylvania 8.0% 7.4% 0.6% Tennessee 9.5% 7.9% 1.6% Wisconsin 7.7% 6.8% 0.9% Wyoming 6.3% 5.2% 1.1% Alabama 9.3% 7.4% 1.9% Georgia 10.1% 8.9% 1.2% South Carolina 10.6% 9.1% 1.5% South Dakota 5.0% 4.3% 0.7% Florida 10.9% 8.6% 2.3% Nevada 13.8% 11.6% 2.2% Iowa 6.1% 5.1% 1.0% Ohio 9.0% 7.3% 1.7%

See how the Democratic Governors policies did at Orlando Political Buzz Examiner

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Softball Jim July 12, 2012 at 03:33 AM
List of States with Democratic Govenors with nearly identical change Oregon 1.1 North Carolina 1.1 Arkansas .8 Connecticut 1.1 COlorado .3 Delaware .5 Illinois 1.1 Kentucky 1.4 Massachusetts 1.4 Missouri 1.3 Minnesota, Vermont, West Virginia all 1.0 Montana .6 New York however went backwards by .5%. The only one. Thier Neighbor New Jersey was a .1 change. So Christie has some work to do as well. My Source http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstch.htm Both sides of the story need to be told.
Lennie Jarratt July 12, 2012 at 03:52 AM
The original has the other states who elected Dem Gov's in 2010 as well if you click the link from the article: http://www.examiner.com/article/new-republican-governors-rapidly-bringing-down-unemployment-their-states You are not using the same dataset. The data examined was of Gov's elected in 2010 an taking office in Jan 2011. You are using Gov's elected in other than 2010 so their times in office so you are comparing apples to oranges.
Lennie Jarratt July 12, 2012 at 03:53 AM
To make it easier so you don't actually have to click a link to see the 8 Dem Gov data who were elected in 2010 and took office in 2011: Colorado - 8.8% to 8.1% = a decline of 0.7% New York - 8.2% to 8.6% = an increase of 0.4% Oregon - 9.9% to 8.4% = a decline of 1.5% California - 12.1% to 10.8% = a decline of 1.3% Connecticut - 9.3% to 7.8% = a decline of 1.5% Hawaii - 6.7% to 6.3% = a decline of 0.4% Minnesota - 6.8% to 5.6% = a decline of 1.2% Vermont - 6.0% to 4.6% = a decline of 1.4%
Softball Jim July 12, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Not really apples to oranges, more like apples to rotten apples.. All I was trying to do was counter that the Democratic Govenors are doing just as good as the Republican Govenors. In Fact your numbers were even better than the ones I posted. So Thank you for helping my point along. I was not disputing your numbers, just showing that there are other sides out there as well.
Lennie Jarratt July 12, 2012 at 04:08 AM
LOL @SJ, keep on spinning. The Rep Gov's improved a full 50% faster than the job market nationally and that of the Dem Gov's.
Softball Jim July 12, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Oh, what are the total number of people put back to work in each state? How about just number of newly employed in Democratic Govenor states and Republican Govenor states? Who has more total people back to work as percentages can be misleading. Oh, and I do not have the answer. I was actually asking for the answer.
Softball Jim July 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Lennie, I an not spinning, those are your numbers. you can give percentages all you want. but 1 person is only 50% of 2 people and 1 person is 1% of 100 people. Hence the reason why I ask about total people back to work and not percentages. Percentages can be misleading.


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