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Subject:  Re: What Romney shoulda said Date:  11/16/2012  2:32 PM
Author:  albaby1 Number:  655511 of 744213

Replying to my own post, for those who are curious, here's the entire dataset (listed in order of total private sector jobs created during the period from August 2009-August 2012), as reported on the BLS website at: http://data.bls.gov/pdq/querytool.jsp?survey=sm

Note that Texas clearly had the largest job growth. But would the Romney camp have benefited by highlighting the geographic distribution of the lion's share of the rest of the jobs? Deep blue states like California and New York? Or emphasizing the largest job creation taking place in swing states like Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc.?


State:        Texas 634.6
State:        California 507.7
State:        New York 364.9
State:        Michigan 192.4
State:        Florida 192
State:        Ohio 188.9
State:        Pennsylvania 167
State:        Indiana 144.8
State:        Illinois 120.5
State:        Georgia 107.7
State:        Massachusetts 105
State:        Washington 93.9
State:        Virginia 92.4
State:        North Carolina 90.6
State:        Tennessee 84.4
State:        Minnesota 81.1
State:        New Jersey 66.7
State:        Oklahoma 65.7
State:        Kentucky 65.1
State:        Arizona 64.8
State:        Colorado 63.6
State:        South Carolina 58.6
State:        North Dakota 55.3
State:        Utah 54.7
State:        Louisiana 54.5
State:        Oregon 47.7
State:        Maryland 45.3
State:        Wisconsin 25
State:        Connecticut 24.5
State:        Iowa 22.4
State:        Kansas 21.8
State:        Hawaii 17.6
State:        Alabama 17.2
State:        Idaho 16.3
State:        Nebraska 15.3
State:        South Dakota 10.3
State:        West Virginia 9.6
State:        Vermont 9.2
State:        Alaska 8.7
State:        New Hampshire 8.6
State:        Nevada 8.1
State:        Montana 7.2
State:        Arkansas 4.7
State:        Delaware 4.4
State:        Wyoming 3.8
State:        Rhode Island 3.3
State:        Maine 0.2
State:        Mississippi -0.1
State:        Missouri -0.9
State:        New Mexico -3.8

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