Fred: Right to Work vs. Union States Unemployment Rates

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Fred,
I heard you address the unemployment rates this morning. So I did my own investigation as you suggested. I found that the average unemployment rate of the Right to Work States was 8.3% and the union states had a 8.7% unemployment rate. Now I will contend that that is not a very significant difference and could be attributed to a number of factors.

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You may also want to make the same comparison when it comes to proficiency scores. Let's look at the scores of some of these Right to Work states in education.

Of the 22 Right to work states. 9 States were below the national average, 4 were equal, and 9 states were above. Of the 29 Union States: 20 were above the national average, 3 were equal, and 5 were below. Just thought you might like all the numbers on how bad education is with these union teachers.

Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Dec. 2010p
There are 22 Right To Work States. I've put R's next to each. Of the top 10 lowest unemployment rates 7 are right to work states. You can average, spin, add, subtract etc. etc. all you want, as I'm sure you will. I'm just giving you the Govt. numbers.
Rank State Rate
1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.8 R
2 NEBRASKA 4.4 R
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.6 R
4 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.5
5 VERMONT 5.8
6 IOWA 6.3 R
7 HAWAII 6.4
7 WYOMING 6.4 R
9 VIRGINIA 6.7 R
10 KANSAS 6.8 R
10 OKLAHOMA 6.8 R
12 MINNESOTA 7.0
13 MONTANA 7.2
14 MAINE 7.3
15 MARYLAND 7.4
16 UTAH 7.5 R
16 WISCONSIN 7.5
18 ARKANSAS 7.9 R
19 LOUISIANA 8.0 R
20 ALASKA 8.1
21 MASSACHUSETTS 8.2
21 NEW YORK 8.2
23 TEXAS 8.3 R
24 DELAWARE 8.5
24 NEW MEXICO 8.5
24 PENNSYLVANIA 8.5
27 COLORADO 8.8
28 CONNECTICUT 9.0
29 ALABAMA 9.1 R
29 NEW JERSEY 9.1
31 ILLINOIS 9.3
31 WASHINGTON 9.3
33 ARIZONA 9.4
33 TENNESSEE 9.4 R
35 IDAHO 9.5 R
35 INDIANA 9.5
35 MISSOURI 9.5
38 OHIO 9.6
38 WEST VIRGINIA 9.6
40 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 9.7
41 NORTH CAROLINA 9.8 R
42 MISSISSIPPI 10.1 R
43 GEORGIA 10.2 R
44 KENTUCKY 10.3
45 OREGON 10.6
46 SOUTH CAROLINA 10.7 R
47 RHODE ISLAND 11.5
48 MICHIGAN 11.7
49 FLORIDA 12.0 R
50 CALIFORNIA 12.5
51 NEVADA 14.5 R

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

And 8 of the top 15 are Union States. I can play that game, too.

There is no game here. I posted the numbers following the asinine assertion by Ednut Brown that states that have right to work status are "all at the same or higher unemployment numbers" of Ohio. She obviously doesn't know what she is talking about, but that isn't a suprise.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Of your top eleven, most are among the most sparsely populated states. Seems like that would impact employment figures. Six are below the national average in income including your #1 North Dakota which also has the distinction of ranking #50 in teacher salaries. That's right, dead last in the country. What you've shown is that you can get a job if you'll move somewhere no one wants to live and work for pissy wages.

I've lived in NH good for them.

Yep and right to work states also 5 out 10 at the bottom end as well

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