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Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Missouri

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

Quick Missouri facts:

  • In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Missouri was 8.1%. As of June 30, 2010, the unemployment rate was 9.1%–a net increase of 1% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • According to Recovery.gov, Missouri has received 5,091 awards. This has resulted in $4,243,947,659 being spent to create/save 19,060.53* jobs (Source: Recovery.gov)
  • As of June 2010, the labor force in Missouri has decreased by 64,565 people since January of 2009. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • According to the Recovery Summer Map, Missouri boasts only 2 “Summer of Recovery” projects! The projects are located in Missouri’s larger cities of St. Louis and St. Joseph.
  • The number of people employed in Missouri has fallen by 91,026 people! (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • The Obama administration projected the change in jobs by December 31, 2010 to be +69,000 jobs. To date, Missouri has lost 56,700 jobs. (Source: Ways & Means Republicans)

The employment trend in Missouri has been negative since Obama took office. Until March of 2010, Missouri did not see any “recovery” happening. From March to June of 2010, the employment trend began to head in the right direction, but once the “Summer of Recovery” began, the employment trend continued it’s decline.  (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Has the Recovery Act done anything for Missouri? No.

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

While Missouri narrowly gave its electoral votes to John McCain in 2008, the state has seen an amazing amount of federal spending as a result of the Recovery Act. However, such “stimulus” has only stimulated the continued loss of jobs. From January of 2009 through June of 2010, nearly 100,000 fewer people were employed–a startlingly high number of people! If anyone wants to know how well the “Summer of Recovery” and “Stimulus” have worked out, just ask a Missouri resident.

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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