Stimulus Failing: 49 States Lose Jobs

Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Dave Camp (R-MI), released data which compares the White House’s projected job gains as a result of the stimulus and current change in employment.  

The comparison reveals that “49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since [the] stimulus was enacted.”  The White House predicted 3.4 million jobs would result from the stimulus.  Instead, the country has lost more than 2.7 million jobs.  In total, White House projections were off by more than 6 million jobs nationwide.  The lone state that saw a rise of jobs was North Dakota with 1,800.  That figure is 22% of the White House projection of 8,000 new jobs, which was in a four-way tie for the lowest amount of jobs projected for a state.

Key Statistics

  • 8: Number of states with six figure job loss
  • 11: Number of states with six figure estimates for job creation
  • 19: Number of states with six figure difference from White House projection

Top Five States with the Most Job Loss

  • California: 336,400
  • Texas: 225,300
  • Florida: 165,100
  • Illinois: 148,900
  • Michigan: 137,300

Top Five States Farthest from White House Job Projections

  • California: 732,400
  • Texas: 494,300
  • Florida: 371,100
  • New York: 326,800
  • Illinois: 296,900

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