"Here is an embiggened version of the infamous jobs chart prepared by Obama administration economists Jared Bernstein and Christina Romer back in January 2009 (and now updated again by me with data from the August jobs report)."
Ten-year percentage change in private sector jobs
"This chart reports on the percentage change of private employment by state over the past ten years, leaving out the quasi-public sector.
The worst hit states, not surprisingly, are Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Massachusetts has a big decline as well, though I’m not sure that it’s fair to remove healthcare and education, which have always been primary drivers of the MA economy. Then we have some surprises, including CT and NJ, NY. At the other end, some of the natural resource states show job gains over the decade, as did DC, even after removing govt jobs."
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