The Bureau of Labor Statistics released it’s state-by-state economic data for the month of September today. Massachusetts unemployment rose from 9.1% in August to 9.3% in September. In the past month Massachusetts unemployment has rises by 7,309. New Mexico, Indiana, Nevada, and Utah all experienced rising employment numbers. While we are in a national and international economic recession, under one party Democratic rule Massachusetts continues to do one of the worst jobs at handling the recession.
Since January of 2007 when Deval Patrick became Governor and joined the Democratic super majorities in the state legislature unemployment has more than doubled from 4.6% to 9.3%. 161,613 people have been added to the list of unemployed and Massachusetts has shed 136,123 net jobs. Massachusetts all time high was 10.9% in January, 1976.
EDIT *** Below the fold I have included the state-by-state negative impact of Obama’s so-called stimulus on jobs. ***
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