09.21.2010 0

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Idaho

Continuing on the Recovery Summer and Stimulus: State by State, we head to Idaho.

Quick Idaho facts:

  • In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Idaho was 6.7%. As of July 31, 2010, the unemployment rate was 8.8%–a net increase of 2.1%! (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • According to Recovery.gov, Idaho has received 1,778 awards. This has resulted in $1,613,171,961 being spent to create/save 8,249.18 * jobs (Source: Recovery.gov)
  • As of July 2010, the labor force in Idaho has increased by 4,427 people since January of 2009. While the labor force has increased, the unemployment rate has also increased. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • According to the Recovery Summer Map, Idaho boasts only one “Summer of Recovery” project.
  • The number of people employed in Idaho has fallen by 12,013 people since January of 2009! (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • The Obama administration projected the change in jobs by December 31, 2010 to be +17,000 jobs. To date, Idaho has lost 13,600 jobs. (Source: Ways & Means Republicans)

The employment trend in Idaho has been rocky. Beginning in 2010, there was a slight “recovery” that had come to an end by the time the “Summer of Recovery” began. Employment continues to fall even as more people join the labor force in the state. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Has the Recovery Act done anything for Idaho? No.

Has “Recovery Summer” done anything for Idaho? No.

Idaho has received over $1.5 billion dollars in “stimulus” monies and has nothing to show for it. While the Obama administration claims that the Recovery Act has worked, the people in Idaho have watched their unemployment rate rise over 2%! It is evident that the “stimulus” and “recovery summer” have not had the effects that the administration claims it has.

Read more on Recovery Summer and the Stimulus Effects on States.

*: The number of jobs created/saved conflicts with other government sources on Recovery.gov. This number was pulled from the latest figured offered on Recovery.gov

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