7 months after stimulus, 49 of 50 states have lost jobs

politics | Oct 21, 2009 | By Spero News

The table below compares the White House's February 2009 projection of the number of jobs that would be created by the 2009 stimulus law through the end of 2010 with the actual change in state payroll employment through September 2009, the latest figures available from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to the data, 49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since the stimulus was enacted. Only North Dakota has seen net job creation following the February 2009 stimulus.

While President Obama claimed the result of his stimulus bill would be the creation of 3.5 million jobs, the US has already lost a total of 2.7 million – a difference of 6.2 million jobs. To see how the stimulus has impacted each state, see the table below.

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