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Republican governors and legislatures lead in getting people back to work



Illinois – with a Democrat governor and a Democrat-controlled legislature – is having a hard time regaining the jobs lost during COVID.

Screen Shot 2022-03-14 at 1.22.38 PMNewly released data from the Labor Department confirms that Republican governors and legislatures are leading the way in getting Americans back to work.

o   More jobs are being recovered and unemployment is lower in red states.

o   Through January, 15 of the top 20 states for jobs recovered since the coronavirus pandemic began are led by Republican governors, and 17 of the top 20 states have Republican-controlled legislatures.

o   The top six states for jobs recovered are all led by Republicans.

o   Nine Republican-led states – Utah, Idaho, Montana, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee – have more jobs than when the pandemic hit.

All Republican-led states have recovered at least two-thirds of their lost jobs.

o   Republican-led states on average have recovered 93 percent of their lost jobs compared to just 80 percent for Democrat-run states.


Illinois is one of the ten states whose unemployment rates have struggled the most … 



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  1. Wonderful information, Fran and Dennis! In that so many Americans still vote Democrat is baffling to me, but then truth is hidden, with censorship and spin playing a part in what so much of the general public hears and then believes.