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Unemployment Up Coast-To-Coast

- August 17, 2012

The Latest Figures From The Bureau Of Labor Statistics Show 44 States Recorded Unemployment Rate Increases In July

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THE WEAKEST RECOVERY SINCE WORLD WAR II WREAKED HAVOC ON 44 STATES LAST MONTH

In July, 44 States Recorded Unemployment Rate Increases. "Forty-four states recorded unemployment rate increases, two states and the District of Columbia posted rate decreases, and four states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today." (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

The Associated Press Headline: "Economic Recovery Is Weakest Since World War II." (Paul Wiseman, "Economic Recovery Is Weakest Since World War II," The Associated Press, 8/16/12)

"The Recession That Ended Three Years Ago This Summer Has Been Followed By The Feeblest Economic Recovery Since The Great Depression." (Paul Wiseman, "Economic Recovery Is Weakest Since World War II," The Associated Press, 8/16/12)

  • "Since World War II, 10 U.S. Recessions Have Been Followed By A Recovery That Lasted At Least Three Years. An Associated Press Analysis Shows That By Just About Any Measure, The One That Began In June 2009 Is The Weakest." (Paul Wiseman, "Economic Recovery Is Weakest Since World War II,"The Associated Press, 8/16/12)
  • "The Ugliness Goes Well Beyond Unemployment, Which At 8.3 Percent Is The Highest This Long After A Recession Ended." (Paul Wiseman, "Economic Recovery Is Weakest Since World War II,"The Associated Press, 8/16/12)
  • "Economic Growth Has Never Been Weaker In A Postwar Recovery." (Paul Wiseman, "Economic Recovery Is Weakest Since World War II," The Associated Press, 8/16/12)

Nevada's Unemployment Rate Hits 12 Percent, Highest In The Nation

In July, Nevada's Unemployment Rate Increased From 11.6 Percent To 12.0 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

  • If the Nevadans Who Have Quit Looking For Work And Those Who Only Work Part-Time Are Included, Nevada's Unemployment Rate Is 22.1 Percent. "Nevada's unemployment rate is even higher, at 22.1 percent, if you include Nevadans who have quit looking for work and who work part-time but would rather have full-time jobs." (Jennifer Robison, "Nevada, Las Vegas Unemployment Numbers Up For July," Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/17/12)
  • "Nearly 164,000 Nevadans Were Out Of Work And Looking In July, Up From 158,500 In June." "Despite the gains, fewer people held jobs month to month: Nearly 164,000 Nevadans were out of work and looking in July, up from 158,500 in June. Almost 127,000 Las Vegans lacked work and were looking in July, up from 119,300 people in June. Construction and professional and business services, such as accounting and engineering, shed jobs." (Jennifer Robison, "Nevada, Las Vegas Unemployment Numbers Up For July," Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/17/12)

Colorado's Unemployment Rate Has Been Climbing "Slowly But Surely"

In July, Colorado's Unemployment Rate Increased From 8.2 Percent To 8.3 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

  • CBS News' Sarah Boxer: "Battleground Colorado's Unemployment Rate Just Ticked Up To 8.3%. Has Been Climbing Slowly But Surely." (Sarah Boxer, Twitter Feed, 8/17/12)

Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate "Shot Up"

In July, Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Increased From 7.6 Percent To 7.9 Percent, As The State Lost 3,100 Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

  • Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate "Shot Up" To 7.9 Percent From 7.6 Percent, The Biggest Monthly Jump Since 2009. "Pennsylvania's economy is struggling, if a Thursday report from the state on July's hiring and unemployment rate is an indication. The state Department of Labor and Industry said the unemployment rate shot up to 7.9 percent from 7.6 percent, the biggest monthly jump since 2009 and the second straight month that the rate has increased." (Marc Levy, "Pa Jobless Rate Makes Biggest Jump Since 2009," The Associated Press, 8/16/12)
  • According To Labor Economist Mark Price, Hiring Is Not Keeping Pace With The Number Of People Entering The Job Market. "Labor economist Mark Price, of the Harrisburg-based Keystone Research Center, said hiring is not keeping pace with the number of people entering the job market as employers eye lackluster consumer spending." (Marc Levy, "Pa Jobless Rate Makes Biggest Jump Since 2009," The Associated Press, 8/16/12)

Near 10 Percent Unemployment Will Greet The DNC Convention In North Carolina

In July, North Carolina's Unemployment Rate Increased From 9.4 Percent To 9.6 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

  • North Carolina Has Had An Unemployment Rate At 9 Percent Or Above For 43 Consecutive Months. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)
  • North Carolina's Unemployment Rate Increased To 9.6 Percent In July From 9.4 Percent In June. "North Carolina businesses created new jobs in July, but the state's ranks of unemployed workers continued to grow as well as the state's jobless rate increased to 9.6 percent. That's up from 9.4 percent for the previous three months, but still lower than the 10.7 percent unemployment rate posted a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate also ticked up in July to 8.3 percent." (Dale Neal, "NC Jobless Rate Ticks Up To 9.6 Percent," Ashville Citizen-Times , 8/17/12)
  • In North Carolina, The Number Of Persons Unemployed Increased 1.2 Percent To 5,321. "Over the month, the number of persons unemployed increased by 5,321 or 1.2 percent." (Dale Neal, "NC Jobless Rate Ticks Up To 9.6 Percent," Ashville Citizen-Times , 8/17/12)

Obamanomics Comes Up Short In Battleground States

In July, Florida's Unemployment Rate Increased From 8.6 Percent To 8.8 Percent, As The State Lost 3,300 Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

In July, Iowa's Unemployment Rate Increased From 5.1 Percent To 5.3 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

In July, Michigan's Unemployment Rate Increased From 8.6 Percent To 9.0 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

In July, Missouri's Unemployment Rate Increased From 7.1 Percent To 7.2 Percent, As The State Lost 7,700 Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

In July, New Hampshire's Unemployment Rate Increased From 5.1 Percent To 5.4 Percent, As The State Lost 2,600 Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

In July, New Mexico's Unemployment Rate Increased From 6.5 Percent To 6.6 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

In July, Ohio's Unemployment Rate Remained At 7.2 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

In July, Virginia's Unemployment Rate Increased From 5.7 Percent To 5.9 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)

In July, Wisconsin's Unemployment Rate Increased From 7.0 Percent To 7.3 Percent, As The State Lost 6,500 Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/17/12)


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