Thanks to Republican Governors, America Is Getting Back to Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released state unemployment data for the month of August revealing unemployment rates in states continue to decrease for another month. As blue states finally start to recover jobs lost due to the pandemic and their Democrat governors’ destructive lockdowns, they only now begin to join their red state counterparts that have held their positions as the top states with the lowest unemployment rates for months.

10 of the top 12 states with the lowest unemployment rates in August were all led by Republican governors including:

  • New Hampshire
  • Utah
  • Nebraska
  • Vermont
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Missouri
  • Alabama
  • Iowa
  • Virginia

10 of the 13 states with the highest unemployment rates in August were led by Democrat governors including:

  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Delaware
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan
  • Hawaii
  • Connecticut
  • California

Nearly 3 times as many GOP-led states (23) are below the national average for unemployment than Democrat-led states (8).

“As Americans experience another month of rising inflation, and as Democrat governors celebrate Joe Biden’s ineffective attempts to address the record breaking costs of living, Republican governors are providing real results by delivering month after month of job growth to their states,” said RGA Communications Director Jesse Hunt. “Americans know they can’t afford life under Democrat control and look to their Republican governors and candidates across the country to save them from Washington’s failed policies.”