Ten Months After Stimulus 49 of 50 States Have Lost Jobs – Maryland Lost 35,700 Jobs


The Obama Administration likes to say that the federal stimulus “created or saved” 36,000 jobs in Maryland.  But according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Maryland has actually lost 35,700 jobs since the stimulus was passed last year.

Ten Months After Stimulus 49 of 50 States Have Lost Jobs

While the White House claims their stimulus bill “has already created or saved up to 2 million jobs,” the table below compares the White House’s recent claims of state-by-state job creation with the actual change in state payroll employment through December 2009, using data announced today by the U.S. Department of Labor.  According to today’s data, 49 States have lost jobs since stimulus was enacted in February 2009.  Only North Dakota and the District of Columbia have seen net job creation, and even those levels fall short of White House claims. To see how stimulus has failed your state, see the table below.

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