Skip to comments.Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states
Posted on 03/25/2016 9:22:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains. [ ]
Wyoming had 3 percent fewer jobs last month than it did in December 2007, when the recession began, the Labor Department said Friday. That is the biggest percentage decline among the states. Alabama's job total trails its pre-recession level by 2.7 percent, followed by New Mexico, where job totals are 2.6 percent lower.
Some larger states are also still behind. New Jersey has nearly 1 percent fewer jobs than it did at the end of 2007, and Missouri is just below its pre-recession level.
Other states have notched very small gains that likely trail population growth. Illinois has 8,600 more jobs than it did in December 2007, a gain of just 0.1 percent. Arizona's job count is up just 9,200, or 0.3 percent. And Ohio has added 58,100 jobs, or 1.1 percent.
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If I may ask....weren’t all these trade deals of the last twenty years supposed to ensure more jobs?
look, look at the anthropomorphic climate change!
...and John Kasich is a viable POTUS candidate WHY, exactly?
Theoretically we are at full employment (4.9% unemployment)— like 10 years of immigration and population growth haven’t happened. We know we have fewer jobs. But everything is swell.
Never mind the population growth (almost exclusively immigration); what about all the jobs that left, never to return? Here in the NYC metro area, many financial jobs went to Asia/Pacific Rim, and many other jobs went to other states as well.
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