Unemployment Rate at 9.6%; Economy Sheds 95,000 Jobs

Developing. Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following status on the worsening unemployment situation in the U.S., with the rate remaining at 9.6 percent and underemployment rising to 17.1 percent: “September marks the 17th straight month that unemployment has been at or above 9.4 percent—the longest period of time of sustained unemployment since the Great Depression.  […]

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Week in Review

Over the past week, we examined Maine, Vermont, Tennessee, Arkansas and Alaska to see the effects that the “Summer of Recovery” and “stimulus” had in those states. The data further proves that the “stimulus” has had little effects on job recovery. For instance, every state we have examined this past week has had an increase in unemployment except for Vermont. […]

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Alaska

Continuing on the Recovery Summer and Stimulus: State by State, we head to Alaska. Quick Alaska facts: In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Alaska was 7.1%. As of July 31, 2010, the unemployment rate was 7.7% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) According to Recovery.gov, Alaska has received only 2,555 awards. This has resulted in $1,949,471,693 being spent to […]

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Arkansas

Continuing on the Recovery Summer and Stimulus: State by State, we head to Arkansas. Quick Arkansas facts: In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Arkansas was 6.5%. As of July 31, 2010, the unemployment rate was 7.4% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) According to Recovery.gov, Arkansas has received only 2,699 awards. This has resulted in $1,898,942,545 being spent to […]

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Vermont

Continuing on the Recovery Summer and Stimulus: State by State, we head to Vermont. Quick Vermont facts: In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Vermont was 6.2%. As of July 31, 2010, the unemployment rate was 6.0% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) According to Recovery.gov, Vermont has received only 1,399 awards. This has resulted in $754,251,601 being spent to […]

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Tennessee

Continuing on the Recovery Summer and Stimulus: State by State, we head to Tennessee. Quick Tennessee facts: In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Tennessee was 9.1%. As of July 31, 2010, the unemployment rate was 9.7% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) According to Recovery.gov, Tennessee has received 5,170 awards. This has resulted in $4,850,294,761 being spent to create/save […]

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Maine

Continuing on the Recovery Summer and Stimulus: State by State, we head to Maine. Quick Maine facts: In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Maine was 7.3%. As of July 31, 2010, the unemployment rate was 8.1% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) According to Recovery.gov, Maine has received only 1,902 awards. This has resulted in $1,235,206,424 being spent to […]

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Week in Review

Continuing on Americans for Limited Government’s series investigating the effects that the “Summer of Recovery” and the “Stimulus” had on the states we covered Montana, Oklahoma, Idaho, Rhode Island and Utah over the past week. With news this week that the recession ended in 2009, it is hard to notice any “recovery” in the states we have examined. Further, with […]

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Utah

Continuing on the Recovery Summer and Stimulus: State by State, we head to Utah. Quick Utah facts: In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 5.6%. As of July 31, 2010, the unemployment rate was 7.2% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) According to Recovery.gov, Utah has received only 2,081 awards. This has resulted in $2,041,191,586 being spent to […]

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Rhode Island

Continuing on the Recovery Summer and Stimulus: State by State, we head to Rhode Island. Quick Rhode Island facts: In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 9.6%. As of July 31, 2010, the unemployment rate was 11.9%–a net increase of over 2%! (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) According to Recovery.gov, Rhode Island has received only 920 […]

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