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One week ago we learned that the unemployment rates rose in 44 states, fell in only two states and remained unchanged in four.

State unemployment rates, ranked by change from 2011

State

July 2011

July 2012

Chg.

FLORIDA

10.6%

8.8%

-1.8

MISSISSIPPI

10.9%

9.1%

-1.8

NEVADA

13.8%

12.0%

-1.8

OHIO

8.9%

7.2%

-1.7

D.C.

10.5%

8.9%

-1.6

MICHIGAN

10.6%

9.0%

-1.6

IDAHO

8.9%

7.5%

-1.4

KENTUCKY

9.7%

8.3%

-1.4

MISSOURI

8.6%

7.2%

-1.4

ARIZONA

9.6%

8.3%

-1.3

MASS.

7.4%

6.1%

-1.3

OKLAHOMA

6.2%

4.9%

-1.3

CALIFORNIA

11.9%

10.7%

-1.2

ILLINOIS

10.1%

8.9%

-1.2

N. CAROLINA

10.7%

9.6%

-1.1

INDIANA

9.2%

8.2%

-1.0

TENNESSEE

9.4%

8.4%

-1.0

ALABAMA

9.2%

8.3%

-0.9

ARKANSAS

8.2%

7.3%

-0.9

NEW MEXICO

7.5%

6.6%

-0.9

OREGON

9.6%

8.7%

-0.9

S. CAROLINA

10.5%

9.6%

-0.9

TEXAS

8.1%

7.2%

-0.9

MINNESOTA

6.6%

5.8%

-0.8

UTAH

6.8%

6.0%

-0.8

WASHINGTON

9.3%

8.5%

-0.8

GEORGIA

10.0%

9.3%

-0.7

IOWA

6.0%

5.3%

-0.7

WEST VIRGINIA

8.1%

7.4%

-0.7

DELAWARE

7.4%

6.8%

-0.6

MONTANA

7.0%

6.4%

-0.6

N. DAKOTA

3.6%

3.0%

-0.6

RHODE ISLAND

11.4%

10.8%

-0.6

VERMONT

5.6%

5.0%

-0.6

NEBRASKA

4.5%

4.0%

-0.5

VIRGINIA

6.4%

5.9%

-0.5

CONNECTICUT

8.9%

8.5%

-0.4

HAWAII

6.8%

6.4%

-0.4

KANSAS

6.7%

6.3%

-0.4

WYOMING

6.0%

5.6%

-0.4

WISCONSIN

7.6%

7.3%

-0.3

MARYLAND

7.2%

7.0%

-0.2

PENNSYLVANIA

8.1%

7.9%

-0.2

S. DAKOTA

4.6%

4.4%

-0.2

NEW HAMP.

5.5%

5.4%

-0.1

COLORADO

8.3%

8.3%

0.0

MAINE

7.6%

7.6%

0.0

ALASKA

7.6%

7.7%

0.1

LOUISIANA

7.3%

7.6%

0.3

NEW JERSEY

9.4%

9.8%

0.4

NEW YORK

8.2%

9.1%

0.9

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

I can imagine upon hearing the news Obama asking out loud, “Well what about the other seven states?  How are they doing?

372,000 filed for unemployment this past week
372,000 filed for unemployment this past week. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased 3,750 to 368,000. Unemployment is expected to rise above 9% next year, not to mention there is talk of another reception as well. (all after the November elections — how convenient.)

A picture tells a thousand words.  Are you better off today than you were four years ago?

Barack Obama is an elitist, arrogant and out of touch America.

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Obama's home in Chicago, Illinois

Obama’s home in Chicago, Illinois

As I said four years ago, if he doesn’t give a damn about his family in Kenya and he gave even less of a damn about his constituents in Chicago, then what the hell did you expect him to do for the country.

Obama Arrogant Elitist and Out of touch - Image courtesy of Politifake.
Obama Arrogant Elitist and Out of touch – Image courtesy of Politifake.

I reiterate, are you better off today than you were four years ago, America?

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