Every State That Elected A Republican Governor In 2010 Saw A Drop In The Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate isn’t a perfect metric for measuring economic health, and economic growth/shrinkage can often have to do with factors that aren’t political at all. Case in point, here in North Dakota our prosperity has a lot more to do with the fact that we have oil and that the oil industry found a way to tap it and pump it profitably than with our political leadership.
But, with those caveats in mind, this seems like a pretty sound endorsement for Republican leadership:
In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an Examiner.com 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.
Click the link for the full list of states and their unemployment numbers.Tags: Economy, jobs