09.24.2010 0

Recovery Summer and Stimulus: Utah

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

Quick Utah facts:

  • In January of 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 5.6%. As of July 31, 2010, the unemployment rate was 7.2% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • According to Recovery.gov, Utah has received only 2,081 awards. This has resulted in $2,041,191,586 being spent to create/save 5,923.07* jobs (Source: Recovery.gov)
  • As of July 2010, the labor force in Utah shrunk by 24,683 people since January of 2009. While the labor force has decreased, the unemployment rate has increased. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • According to the Recovery Summer Map, Utah boasts zero “Summer of Recovery” projects!
  • The number of people employed in Utah has fallen by 44,994 people since January of 2009! (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • The Obama administration projected the change in jobs by December 31, 2010 to be +32,000 jobs. To date, Utah has lost 9,900 jobs. (Source: Ways & Means Republicans)

The employment trend in Utah has been disastrous. Throughout all of 2009, the employment situation went from bad to worse on a very steep decline. A tiny blip of “recovery” appears to happen early in 2010, but by the time that the “Summer of Recovery” was in full swing any signs of a “recovery” had vanished. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Has the Recovery Act done anything for Utah? No.

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

Utah has been devastated by the recession and the Big Government programs that were aimed at fixing a bad situation have done nothing to help. Even after Utah has received over $2 billion in “stimulus” monies, the state still has an increasing unemployment situation. While the official White House “Summer of Recovery” map boasts zero projects in the state, the people of Utah watch their economy go from bad to worse.

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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