The Obama Job Recovery: Unemployment Rises in 27 States Including 6 Battle Ground States in June


When all is said and done, unemployment  will eventually sink Obama’s reelection in 2012 …

As much as President Barack Obama wants to avoid the primary issue of the 2012 elections, there is no way he can hide the fact that the economy has stalled and going backwards. The Obama job recovery has been a failure and has hit the skids at the worst possible time for Obama’s reelection bid. In June 27 states saw their unemployment rate rise. Worse yet for Obama, unemployment rates rose in six of ten battleground states.  According to the Department of Labor, the jobless rate climbed a 10th of a percentage point last month in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and Virginia.

Unemployment rates rose in 27 states last month, the most in almost a year.

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 11 states and Washington, D.C. — the fewest declines since August. Rates were unchanged in 12 states.

Nationwide, employers added only 80,000 jobs last month, third straight month of weak job growth. The national unemployment rate stayed at 8.2%.

Some of the states that saw a decline:

  • Nevada recorded the highest unemployment rate, at 11.6%, same as the previous month.
  • It was followed by Rhode Island at 10.9% and California at 10.7%
  • North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.9%, followed by Nebraska at 3.8%
  • Several states reported big increases in unemployment. Rates rose 0.4 percentage points in Alabama and New Jersey, to 7.8% and 9.6%, respectively.
  • Still others lost jobs. Wisconsin shed 13,200, the most of any state. It was followed by Tennessee, where employers cut 12,100 jobs.

What else could one expect but poor economic jobs numbers when you have a President who failed to meet with his much touted Jobs Council in the last six months, yet has time for fundraiser and golf?  Retail sales fell in June for the third straight month as well.

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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “The Obama Job Recovery: Unemployment Rises in 27 States Including 6 Battle Ground States in June”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on July 21st, 2012 3:03 pm

      Just like FDR in 1937 with a double dip in the
      “Great Depression”. However, it was the last year that the price index matched the 1913 level of 100. Our federal reserve bank made certain that would never happen again. Today, the purchase value of our dollar is about 2 cents of the 1937 dollar.

      Democrats are now totally socialists and it is government control through regulations that kills jobs by the thousands.

    2. Moi on July 22nd, 2012 11:51 am

      Amen Tx Grandpa. I live in S.W. Virginia close to where Zero made his “you didn’t build that business” statement to the crowd. I worked in Roanoke 7 yrs and know it’s a more liberal area than most…but still many in the area are farmers whose families BUILT their own futures by the sweat of their brows on their own land without momma gov’t doing a darn thing. Their ancestors (current farmers) still working that land today. I know for a fact from those I’ve spoken to and local blogs that he said exactly what the media willing to present the facts say he said. He was direct and to the point. It’s social “molding” per se for those who have never and will never build a business to cause even more social division. Now it’s not just ultra rich versus everyone else, it’s anyone willing to have their own business against everyone else who isn’t. Really scary stuff. Romney best win this November or bye-bye to the American way as we know it.

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