GOP Governors Deliver on Jobs

According to data released this morning from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Republican governors are leading economic turnarounds in their states and performing significantly better than their Democratic counterparts in terms of job creation.

Over the most recent 12 months available, Republican governors have added 1 job per every 179 state residents in their states while Democrats have added 1 job per every 227 state residents.

“Republican governors are creating pro-jobs economic environments in their states that contrast sharply with the Obama administration and the leadership in many Democrat-led state capitals,” said RGA Chairman Bob McDonnell.  “Republican governors understand the keys to private-sector job growth are a stable and predictable regulatory environment and limited taxation. Instead of road-blocking job-creating projects like the Keystone XL pipeline, empowering an overzealous EPA and proposing higher taxes, I encourage President Obama to borrow from the successful job creation strategies being implemented in states with Republican governors.”

Fast Facts:

  • 29 of 50 states (58%) have Republican governors
  • 7 of 10 (70) states with lowest unemployment rates have Republican governors
  • 7 of 10 (70%) states with the largest statistically significant percentage drop in unemployment over the past year have Republican governors
  • 10 of 14 (71%) states with statistically significant unemployment rate decreases over the most recent month have Republican governors
  • 7 of 10 (70%) states with largest statistically significant increases in employment over the past 12 months have Republican governors