States with the slowest recoveries

While much of the focus has been on unemployment, jobs are not the only factor determining how states have fared since the recession.

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Jan 16, 2013 10:30PM
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THIS APPEARS TO BE A POORLY RESEARCHED PIECE WITH MISLEADING TITLE.  SEVERAL STATES ON THIS LIST  WERE BARELY TOUCHED BY THE RECESSION, FOR VARIOUS REASONS.  I'd expect a listing of states that did suffer and were slow on recovery, given the title.  This is a series of interesting tidbits but little substance, and certainly no theme.  
Jan 17, 2013 11:00AM
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no california?  no nevada? 

 

figures don't lie but liars can figure

Jan 17, 2013 10:51AM
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California is circling down the drain, driving businesses away daily, was named the worst state for business for the 8th year in a row, has a THIRD of all welfare recipients, but apparently is rock solid according to this propaganda piece.
Jan 16, 2013 10:59PM
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Scientifically speaking   .this article sucks satan's testicles  .....and NO I am NOT clicking through 27 slides to read 5 words on each  ...how about make it 2 pages long for the adults???   (I know it is the ads, but i dont care)
Jan 17, 2013 5:57AM
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I keep hearing of a recovery, but I'm not seeing it.  I think part of the data is skewed because they base it on how many people are collecting unemployment benefits but many, like myself, have been unemployed so long we've exhausted our benefits and now get nothing.  How could they be counting me?

Jan 17, 2013 1:46AM
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Article states that South Dakota has one of the lowest weekly earnings at $690 a week! Give me a break,  I live in Illinois and if you make $690 a week you are doing OK, most jobs advertised in this state seem to pay $10 or less an hour!!! That's why new articles like this are in my opinion bogus and are written by people with no real clue of reality on the ground. They get their information sitting in some some comfortable office while "interpreting" worthless official reports!!!
Jan 17, 2013 9:14AM
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Meanwhile, the quality of life for liberal elites is at an all-time high in Washington, DC.

Jan 17, 2013 4:11AM
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Hello There  Anyone hear about Las Vegas Nevada.  Listen up folks, just because it is a meccaa for gamblers, the residents suffered the biggest losses because of the government, banks and lenders in the housing crisis and therefore the unemployment plummeted when people couldn't pay for their homes they left.  Research the truth and let it be known, the state of Nevada doesn't even appear anywhere, maybe someone is trying to protect Harry Reid, let me tell you something, where ever he got his money, i don't have any and barely holding on to the home I have which I afforded until some jackel came along and decided it was worthless to them.  Give me a break
Jan 17, 2013 1:13AM
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Simply put they do not know their head from a hole in the ground , SO WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE THE EDITERS ON ANYTHING ELSE . AMERICANS DESIRE TRUTH ! BASED ON THE REAL FACTS AND UNBIASED.
Jan 17, 2013 8:35AM
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I am noticing a trend here...the states with the highest taxes are the ones still doing the worst.
Jan 17, 2013 10:37AM
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What?????

This article really made no sense.......

Jan 17, 2013 11:46AM
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What a bunch of hogwash. North Dakota...Really? Lowest unemployment in the nation and highest increase in GDP makes it no. 38??? Try taking into account that the state never even went into a recession...duh!!! I read an article about people packing up their families and everything they own, driving to ND, walking into the town cafe and asking, "Who's hiring??" and having a job by the end of the day.
Jan 17, 2013 12:04AM
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Tell me, how does a State with an unemployment rate of 3%, 4%, or even 5% qualify as having a "slow recovery"???   Some of these States never had a recession in the traditional sense of the word.  Take Nebraska for instance, which has been hit harder by last summer's drought than by the Great Recession, with their unemployment rate never exceeding 4.7%.  What kind of a recession is that, an event that wouldn't even qualify as a minor slowdown in most of America?  So their home prices were down by 2.5%, whoopee!

I notice that Michigan or Ohio didn't make your list, even though both States still have more people unemployed than even live in North Dakota!   You also report South Dakota as having a very low unemployment rate, which obviously does not include the many unemployed Crow and Sioux natives living on reservations within the State either.

Also, that reported unemployment rate for 2007 seems very low considering that all of the major cities of the southern Great Lakes region had unemployment rates in the double-digits by then too.   My guess is that if the GW Bush administration was willing to neglect to mention that $2 trillion that they stole from Social Security, that also caused them to egregiously under-report the Federal budget deficit that entire time, that grossly under-reporting the actual unemployment rate (or the actual inflation rate too) would have not been outside the realm of logical possibility either!
Jan 17, 2013 11:52AM
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I live in RI the leftist hellhole for business. The businesses here did not lay off they moved out or closed! Our tiny state is bankrupt and suffered a net loss of 24,000 people in just 2 years. We are a destination state for welfare and illegals. Our liberal Governor won't let businessses check if the employees are illegal because of discrimination but fines them if they hire illegals----smart huh. The young educated are leaving being replaced by welfare and SSI receipients who vote for more democrats to keep the checks coming and they team up with the overflow of government workers to fleece the few people left that earn an honest living in the private sector. RI is not a democracy it's an ineptocracy (a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers).
Jan 17, 2013 11:52AM
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Hello from sunny Florida with an unemployment rate of 10%. Just because we are the sunshine state does not exempt us from the Great recession. Oh yes and lets not forget we lead the nation in home foreclosures. Yet we are not mention in this innacurate list.
Jan 17, 2013 8:10AM
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look at florida, people are loosing their houses left and right.

 

Jan 17, 2013 11:30AM
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What Americans don't understand is the damage is already done.  Over the last 20 years we have been shipping our jobs and wealth overseas at a fanatical rate.  And we continue to do so with not a care or thought.   Jobs are gone folks, that are never going to come back.   This is the new America, get used to double digit unemployment, or underemployment.  Now, anyone for a trip to the Kia dealership? or BMW dealership? or how about Walmart?  Anyone??
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Lets see how well the Socialist States of AmeriKa fairs without us. Texas now accounts for 8.7 percent of the nation’s economy. We refine 35% of the nations gasoline. We lead the nation in exports. According to a 2011 Economist ranking, Texas’s $1.224 trillion GDP makes it the economic equivalent of Russia—and the fourteenth-largest economy in the world. Employment is growing at 3.1 percent annually; its manufacturing and export figures are trending up; its unemployment rate currently stands at 6.8 percent, and that's having to add jobs faster than any state due to a 1000 people a day flocking here...still a full point below the national average. Housing starts are up 17.2 percent over the past year. Texas is the only state in the continental U.S. with its own independent power grid. Texas is also a self-sustaining player in agriculture, aeronautics, computers, energy, high-tech research and manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation and just about any other economic category to which you care to attach a dollar value. It’s home to six of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies, including ExxonMobil, ConocoPhilips and AT&T, not to mention Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Dr Pepper....You're gonna miss us when we're gone.


Jan 17, 2013 12:08PM
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This does not make sense. Texas is one of the fastest growing states.

Jan 17, 2013 12:27PM
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President Obama has transformed the lives of alot of people during the last 5 years.  The middle class transformed into the poor.

 

People whom were able to own their own homes and live a satisfying life are now transformed into the next generation of welfare recipients, groveling for work at Walmart wages, qualifying for Medicaid health insurance and food stamps, losing their homes to foreclosures.

 

Well, just to let you know, I am capitializing on this as I am entitled to my own "corporate welfare"

 

I am buying up foreclosed properties and renting them out to section 8 folks which in effect puts some of the exhorbitant taxes I pay back in my pocket every month.

 

Keep up the good work Obama

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