Eight States Including Illinois Have Not Recovered Jobs Lost In Prior Recessions

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com,

Illinois, Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wyoming are the only states that still have not regained employment lost during the Great Recession or prior recessions.

The Wall Street Journal comments These Eight States Still Haven’t Regained All Their Lost Jobs.

Nonfarm payrolls in June still lag high-water marks set in 2008 or earlier in eight states struggling against headwinds like population loss and the manufacturing sector’s long-term decline: AlabamaConnecticutIllinoisMichiganMississippiNew MexicoOhio and Wyoming.


At the same time, unemployment rates were at all-time lows in six states, a mix of regions that are experiencing strong growth and other places with slower job gains and possible worker outflowsArkansasCaliforniaColoradoNorth DakotaTennessee, and Washington. Records for state unemployment rates go back to 1976.


Some areas face structural challenges, such as factory employment’s long decline. Across a swath of the industrial Midwest – Illinois, Michigan and Ohio – employment peaked back in 2000 and still hasn’t recovered to that level after two national recessions and two recoveries.


For other states, the local jobs recovery has simply been much slower than the national average.

Notably, in past recoveries, some states saw their unemployment rates return to normal levels not because jobs returned but because job seekers moved away or otherwise departed the local workforce.


gatorengineer Publicus Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:45 Permalink

Thats a big part, we also have to dis-incentify people from staying home.....  Its far too easy for a person to get 40-60k a year in benefits (read single parents), and not work.  SNAP needs to be no longer accepted at ANY restaurant, and should only be spendable on a very limited list of grocery items (milk, bread, eggs, fruits and veggies, and limited meat, shouldnt be able to buy coke with it, or filet mignon).  But this would require ending corporate welfare.

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bluez gatorengineer Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:09 Permalink

This is stupid. They will get $20K if they're damn lucky. And I have not even seen fillet mignon anywhere in town in years. It's sure not like these people won the lottery.It is true that I saw a 100% disabled vet with almost no income "buy" a whole house recently, but obviously he'll "own" it for about three months.And no they do not quite have Caddilacs.

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ATM bluez Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:30 Permalink

Damn licky? $20,000/yr for doing nothing? Sounds like winning the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes to me.Shit, 20 large then work off the grid like most of these sick, amoral fuckers do stealing and dealing. And they get 20Gs on top of that from the government? Sounds like living better than 95% of the rest of the world.

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bluez ATM Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:59 Permalink

This welfare storm is not caused by government over-generosity. It's because women have become so "liberated" that they can't afford to avoid the sweatshop or the battlefield unless they go on the dole. The fathers just drift away, although many are forced to pay support money, which reduces the costs of the welfare.Therefor, millions of children, although brutally deprived of having fathers, are raised by poor welfare moms. If they're lucky and avoid getting kidnapped by Child Protective Services with its special pizza franchises. If the men could make enough to form a family this would all disappear, but industrial automation has foreclosed on that solution.Meanwhile the special cornflakes complain bitterly about the tiny sums allotted to the welfare moms. They can't see their way clear to blame it on the shiny machines.

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JRev (not verified) gatorengineer Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:32 Permalink

TPTB aren't stupid. You ever wonder why the "Great Society" front-ran the controlled demolition and export of American manufacturing? 'Cause they knew they had to pay off the seething masses lest they riot. Replace the drug trade with lost industry. Blacks were the beta test, but now this model knows no color - only economic status. Yeah, it kills me every time I go to the grocery store with my little basket of healthy food as I'm stuck behind the behemoth with a cart full of nothing but Strohs Ice Cream and Vernors paying with State money. But the people on benefits aren't stupid, either - navigating the labyrinth of social welfare to the tune of 40-60k, I'd say, is about as difficult as being a low-mid tier, useless white collar corporate paper-pusher boob. You make about the same, too, and you're free of student debt! Provide about the same value to society...EBT is a symptom. It's a glaring one, sure, but it ain't the disease.

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bankbob Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:29 Permalink

Just think how bad these numbers really are.  What would they look like if Obama had not controlled the BLS for 8 years worth of horse shit numbers.

pocomotion Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:35 Permalink

China needs to CONTINUE to create 50mm jobs a year for the next 8 years to get their working peasants, 1B of them, into the China middle-class so the planning of the NWO can achieve it's goal of -- no chink in the agenda...  lol OUR AMERICAN JOBS ARE NOW THEIRS...

markitect Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:31 Permalink

The swath of land from NJ west through the great lake states was the most productive agricultural and industrial empire mankind ever created and not only created wealth for the owners but also the common man.  Naturally, the asshats in DC had to fuck it and kill it off.  And dont believe this shit about high tech manufacturing coming back, it was here 25 years ago and they still moved it offshore.  I saw fully robotic 3 axis milling lines with robotic arms loading and unloading parts and robotic trains routing through factory floors back in the early and mid 90s with very few employees.  Im actually quite shocked the rust belt of all regions hasnt been the first to take drastic actions against the Federal overlords, its the region thats lost the most.  

Angry White Guy Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:33 Permalink

God I'm SO sick of reading crap like this.  THERE IS AND HAS BEEN NO RECOVERY.100+ million out of the workforce, and we are STILL importing 100k a month H1-B invaders!Fuck this country.  It's no place for average good people anymore.

moorewasthebestbond (not verified) Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:19 Permalink

Jobs = wage slavery Not exactly soemthing you truly want to "recover".

Drop-Hammer Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:43 Permalink

The jews did this.  They gutted America's middle class jobs and factories and shipped them overseas to be performed by third-world slave labor and then reaped the windfall of increased (((share-holder))) value and profit.   They imported tens of millions of third-world peoples, via legal and illegal immigration to become citizens/voters to replace us evil YT deplorables.  Of course, all of it facilitated by our jew and goy lap-dog politicos in exchange for perpetual campaign cash and political power.  Globohomos does not begin to describe these wretches.

Dickweed Wang Drop-Hammer Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:34 Permalink

The jews did this. It wasn't the "jews" as a group but the people involved in stealing over 20 trillion from US taxpayers over the last ten years certainly were all Tribe members and hard core Zionists to boot.  The USA will never be "great again" as long as the Tribe calls the shots in so many important sectors of our economy and government.  Why is it that no-one will talk about the elephant in the living room here?  That the Tribe accounts for only about 2% of the population in the USA but hold over 75% of the positions of power in banking, education, print media, movies and the MSM - to name just a few.  Wake up people!

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surf@jm Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:11 Permalink

The unemployment rate is as big a fiction as saying todays stock market reflects a booming economy......When less people have a job to lose, so they can collect unemployment when they lose that job, that means the unemployment rate goes down....But, I guess the partisan news media, can crow, or belittle, depending on their biases......