It Appears as Though the Democrats are the "Job Creators" After All (an examination of the Bureau of Labor Statistics data for O | Wis.Community

It Appears as Though the Democrats are the "Job Creators" After All (an examination of the Bureau of Labor Statistics data for O

The recent US Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the new jobs in the United States in October listed 13 states as having statistically significant increaces in jobs.  This indicates that something may be going right for the states.

Lets look at the states with Republican governors first.  There are 29 states with Republican governors. Six of those states (21%) indicated statistically significant increases.  The states and their job increases are listed below.

Mississippi             4,500

North Dakota          2,600

Oklahoma              9,100

Pennsylvania         13,800

Tennessee             8,400

Virginia                  14,000

Total for Statsitcally Singnificant States with Republican Governors  52,400

Only one state in the entire United States had a job decrease that was statistically significant, that was Scott Walker's Wisconsin.  Therefore, it would appear to be appropriate to include Wisconsin's net loss of 9.700 jobs in calculating the total statistically significant impact of Republican governors.

Republican Statistically Significant impact: 52,400 - 9,700 = 42,700

Now, lets consider the states with Democratic governors.  There are 20 states with Democratic governors. Seven of those states (35%) indicated statistically significant increases.  The states and their job increases are listed below.

California               25,700

Colorado                 8,800

Connecticut              6,500

Deleware                  4,000

Illinois                    30,000

Massachusttes          10,800

Washington              11,700

Total for statistically significant states with Democratic governors; 97,500

Summary: Of the Twenty-nine Republican governors, twenty-two (76%) had job increases or decreases that were not statistically significant from the US in general and therefore can neither claim blame or credit for their States performance.  Six Republican governors (21%) had statisticallly significant increases and can claim some responsibility for job creation.  One Republican governor, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, had statistically significant job decreases and should be required to take responsibility for that failure.

 

Of the Twenty Democtratic governors, thirteen (65%) had job increases or decreases that wiere not statistically significant from the US in general and theirfore can neither claim blame or credit for their State's performance.  Seven Democratic governors (35%) had statistically significant job increase and can claim some responsibility for job creation.

Thirty-five states performed consistant with the US in general (63% Republican/37% Democratic).  Thirteen states performed statistically better than the US in general (46% Republican/54% Democratic).  One state performed statistically worse than the US in general (100% Republican/0% Democratic).

Although the 20 states with Democratic governors account for only 40% of the states in general, they account for 54% of the states that performed statistically better than the US in General.  The Democratic governors statistically significant job increases of 97,500 is 186% of the Republican governors' statistically significant job increases and 228% of the Republican governors' performance when Scott Walker's falure of 9,700 is included in the Republican figures.

Conclusion: Democrats are more likely to be "Job Creators"

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November 23, 2011 - 6:51pm

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