Theodore's World: Unemployment Rate Dropped In Every State That Elected A Republican Governor In 2010

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July 09, 2012

Unemployment Rate Dropped In Every State That Elected A Republican Governor In 2010

Unemployment Rate Dropped In Every State That Elected A Republican Governor In 2010


n 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an analysis, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011. Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.

States with Republican Governors and the unemployment rate

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%

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

Tennessee - 9.5% to 7.9% = a decline of 1.6%

Wisconsin - 7.7% to 6.8% = a decline of 0.9%

Wyoming - 6.3% to 5.2% = a decline of 1.1%

Alabama - 9.3% to 7.4% = a decline of 1.9%

Georgia - 10.1% to 8.9% = a decline of 1.2%

South Carolina - 10.6% to 9.1% = a decline of 1.5%

South Dakota - 5.0% to 4.3% = a decline of 0.7%

Florida - 10.9% to 8.6% = a decline of 2.3%

Nevada - 13.8% to 11.6% = a decline of 2.2%

Iowa - 6.1% to 5.1% = a decline of 1.0%

Ohio - 9.0% to 7.3% = a decline of 1.7%

On the other hand, the unemployment rate in states that elected Democrats in 2010 dropped, on average, as much as the national rate decline and, in some states such as New York, the unemployment rate has risen since January of 2011.

This is yet another example of how the so-called “blue state” model is not working.


Wild Thing's comment..............

I really like this and it is a great thing one can use to make a point with someone on the left. Not that they will listen but at least it is great ammo.

Weird that they do not have Texas listed,but maybe it is because Perry was running for re-election.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 9, 2012 02:50 AM


I agree that this going to be difficult for the Progressives to tap dance around, still I doubt if it will get much play on the Television newscasts or in the print media.

Meanwhile this week, the State Senate of California, voted to OK the construction of the Bullet Train project of Governor Moonbeam.

One of the selling points is that it will create jobs and of course also, there also will be Federal money involved.

No mention of the fact that that the jobs will be temporary in nature and that the same Federal Money is a one shot deal and that after it dries out the good citizens of California will foot the entire cost.

No mention of the fact that the train is only going to run in the Central Valley and those of us living in the south will have a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive through the Tehachapi Mountain to reach the southern terminus.

Oh and by the way the State is "negotiating with the Public Employee Unions regarding Pensions, furlough days, etc..

Wonder how that will turn out.

Posted by: Sean at July 9, 2012 10:27 AM

Wild Thing - could it be that Perry was not a new governor. That he was reelected. I don't know if the list above is just new governors elected to replace incumbants.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at July 9, 2012 11:32 AM

Here is the link to the original article that Breitbart used for the data:

Texas was not included because Governor Perry was reelected, and therefore he was not a new governor taking office.

Posted by: RE at July 9, 2012 11:27 PM