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 1:47PM
When the next  hurricane hits the gulf states or the carolinas be sure to remember when their Congressmen and Senators from these states held up aid to Ny and NJ and added pork to help their own states. F the crackers. When it comes time for loans to be made, rate the south a higher risk and suck the crackers dry. No flood assistance to Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Lousianna or the Carolinas because we have to control costs. The only way the south will get the disaster money they need is to hold special elections to remove these ****s from office.
Jan 17, 2013 1:27PM
Making plans to move from communist New York .Almost anywhere else would be better.
Jan 17, 2013 1:23PM
I love how "reporters" only hold on to the numbers coming out of the unemployment office and claim unemployment is falling.

Here in CA the true unemployment is something like 30%. Over 20% of them are returning military and or recent discharges from the military. The other ten percent are people like me who have been searching for more than 6months for A JOB. I happen to be one of those that ran out of all unemployment in less than a year.(something wrong there I think)

The truth is, there is no recession there is no bad economy, The companies that survived the "hic-up" are turning record profits and doing more business now that they ever have....The issue is the disparity between "jobs" and people.

I have what would equate now to an AA in vehicle technology/maintenance and repair and I can't get a driving job. I have been turned down by fast oil change places AND fast food.

I think there is a good story for a REAL reporting company there. (no one wants to admit the truth)

We need to encourage on the job training if we are to close the "jobless" gap. I don't care how long you have been in school, there is no way ANYONE can obtain all the licensing/experience/degrees that the majority of companies are requiring. I have heard it all before...."just apply"  Fact is people, if you don't meet the MINIMUM requirements your resume/application is deleted or round filed (garbage).

I am sure you all know someone like me who has the brains to do any job and within a week can be proficient enough to work with only minor supervision for a month, but no matter what they do they are denied for employment due to "not enough experience" "not enough education" or "not enough certification"  The last one gets me, half of the "certs" I find people asking for, I have never heard of or have any idea of how to obtain them.
I even have a P&C insurance license and get get hired, no one wants to train.

Jan 17, 2013 1:18PM
Ahh the masses brainwashed by the criminal ruling class to think that capitalism, yes wonderful capitalism is good!  Guess what? its a oligarchy and a plutocracy, thats all..

Banks manipulate wall street, the rich buy our politicians and the workers are screwed,   glad I had no kids.. GOOD LUCK EATING GRASS WHILE THE CRIMINAL RULING DINE ON CAVIAR WITH $$ THEY STOLE FROM YOU!

If not? The criminal ruling class will ALWAYS own you!

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 No capitalist government can or will carry out this task. What is required is a political and revolutionary struggle to establish a workers’ government.

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Jan 17, 2013 1:12PM
who makes up this news?get your facts straight and stop reporting this B.S. just to make Obummer look like he has saved are economy.Its in the toilet and its full
Jan 17, 2013 1:09PM
The unemployment numbers don't mean anything because the Government keeps finding new and creative ways to calculate the number. Nearly a quarter of America's workforce is unemployed or underemployed. No turn around is ever going to occur because primary and secondary industry has dried up and left the US for more favorable Asian and South American countries. Look at the pathetic GDP growth rate. The economy is stagnate. And hyper-inflation is on the horizon given the Administration's debt spending policies.
Jan 17, 2013 1:05PM
days unemployment is more like 15 to 20 percent unless your part of obammas lies
Jan 17, 2013 12:43PM
Until we eliminate unfair competition from illegal workers, ban importation on any product that we can produce here, and limit credit and background checks to minimum levels required for the job specific work enviroment there will always be a large portion of our citizens out of work.
Jan 17, 2013 12:38PM
This article is one reason why I don't follow MSN Money, too much hack journalism.  Why is Illinois not listed, it should be at the top of the list.  Is it because Obama is president and Illinois is his home state of no Pension reform.
Jan 17, 2013 12:37PM
No. 31: Texas

Unemployment decline from recession peak: 1.6 percentage points (tied, 30th highest)
Peak unemployment: 8.2%
Current unemployment: 6.6% (tied, 16th lowest)
GDP growth 2011: 3.3% (4th highest)


Why is Texas on the list? It has the 4th highest GDP growth and it's the #2 state by GDP. Texas also had an $8.8billion surplus in it's budget this year. Seems the reporter for this pile of crap article needs a new job. Please don't move to Texas though since we don't want any reporter who has no real job skills besides bad writing and or poor research skills.

Jan 17, 2013 12:27PM

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

Jan 17, 2013 12:08PM

This does not make sense. Texas is one of the fastest growing states.

Jan 17, 2013 11:53AM
more left-wing stupity designed to hide the failure of the progressive agenda in failing Blue states
Jan 17, 2013 11:52AM
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
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 11:46AM
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 11:44AM

For those that are curious why a few perenially horrible states are left out? It's because states like FLORIDA are always awful. Speaking of FLORIDA, maybe one should check other polls that list the worst cities in the entire US to live in. FLORIDA consistently has more cities than any other state on the top ten of any "horrible" list. Why was a state like Florida left off? There is no hope for Florida. They just don't get it down there. If I were a doctor giving birth to any baby in Florida, I would provide a cyanide capsule to every mother...instead of "abandon hope, all ye who enter" the state motto should be, "abandon all hope, all ye who are born here". Call it what you want, but Florida was known as a work for nothing slavery state long before anyone started talking garbage and coming up with these ridiculous stories about horrible places to live.



Jan 17, 2013 11:30AM
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??
Jan 17, 2013 11:20AM
Give us the list.  Then allow us to click on those we'd like to read more about.  I'm willing to bet that most people don't see the last half...
Jan 17, 2013 11:00AM

no california?  no nevada? 


figures don't lie but liars can figure

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