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 17, 2013 10:59AM
Jan 17, 2013 10:51AM
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 17, 2013 10:48AM
This blog seems infested by geezers... any of you see ANY city in America installing an Emergency Job Creation Manager? How about an Emergency Small Business Animator? Nada. For a fact there is an unusual number of Emergency Financial Managers (spreadsheet readers) cutting the guts out of the society that made you- yours... geezers. YOU are in guns, ammo, fund groups and Wal-Mart. You are NOT in America or it's potential for recovery. States aren't recovering or recovering slowly because there are no opportunities or free enterprise. Today's news talks about fewer claims for unemployment benefits. Seasonal people have been cut before the 90-day threshold for qualification and 40 million of YOUR fellow Americans remain blockaded from the job markets. A reminder that the president doesn't have the power to correct any of this... Congress does. Did YOUR congressional representative pledge to be there for YOU... or some lobby? Wake up.
Jan 17, 2013 10:37AM


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

Jan 17, 2013 9:14AM

Meanwhile, the quality of life for liberal elites is at an all-time high in Washington, DC.

Jan 17, 2013 9:09AM

Articles like this one are ignorant. Essentially, our economy is compromised by a giant bubble of baby boomers heading into retirement, unwilling to give up 20th Century prosperity, even if it destroys the nation. Retirees are invested in everything and don't realize that doing so actually suppresses the rest or the potential renter, leaser or client. we have about 5 more years of this, then it gets critical. There is plenty of talk about Obama's spending but the $16 Trillion owed went into the markets and out to the seniors. Collectively, they are rent-controlling the economy into a full-blown Depression. If you spent a better part of your working years making wages, what skill set constitutes your investment mogul and entrepreneur delusions now?

No state recovers until it throws Wal-Mart out and directs all available monies to revitalize Main Street and not Wall Street. Recover requires indigenous production that can be exported. If we are importing and sustaining administrative offices only, we are dying. Destroy the paper pusher, make new businesses. One terminates to recover the bottom line, the other hires to raise up the bottom line. Which are you invested in, senior?

Jan 17, 2013 8:35AM
I am noticing a trend here...the states with the highest taxes are the ones still doing the worst.
Jan 17, 2013 8:10AM

look at florida, people are loosing their houses left and right.


Jan 17, 2013 5:57AM

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 4:11AM
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
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 1:46AM
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 1:13AM
Jan 17, 2013 12:04AM
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 16, 2013 10:59PM
Scientifically speaking   .this article sucks satan's testicles  .....and NO I am NOT clicking through 27 slides to read 5 words on each about make it 2 pages long for the adults???   (I know it is the ads, but i dont care)
Jan 16, 2013 10:30PM
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.  
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