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Old 08-09-2018, 09:14 AM
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Originally Posted by thecoalman View Post
That is not the case and it's the one label that has enforcement guidelines.
I stand corrected. Thanks for pointing that out.

Old 08-09-2018, 12:11 PM
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Originally Posted by green_mariner View Post
States with the highest unemployment rates.
West Virginia
New Mexico
Washington (oddly enough, Seattle has a very low unemployment rate)
New York

North Dakota
New Hampshire

Of the top 10 highest unemployment rates 6 out of 10 states voted for Trump. Of the 10 lowest unemployment rates, 5 out of 10 voted for Trump. Sounds like it really doesn't matter.
Of course your right. Specific unemployment rate, job loss, job gains have nothing to do with how a state voted overall.
Old 08-09-2018, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 2mares View Post
Of course your right. Specific unemployment rate, job loss, job gains have nothing to do with how a state voted overall.
And that is my point. Many people are looking at this as "Democrats bad, Republicans good". Nebraska has a low unemployment rate and it's a Republican state. Louisiana, West Virginia, and Mississippi are Republican states and they have some of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Colorado, Minnesota, Hawaii have low unemployment rates and they are Democratic states. New York, Nevada, and Illinois are Democratic states and they have high unemployment rates.

You have to look at every state individually. Historically, Louisiana and Mississippi have been among the poorest states in the USA. Outside of New Orleans, Louisiana has a similar economic history with Mississippi and rural Alabama, with a few nuances. West Virginia's coal industry hasn't been doing that well. Minnesota, for the most part, has been stable economically. It has one of the highest rates of residents with college degrees. It has agriculture, but it's different from what the South has always had. Nebraska is heavily agricultural, but it's mainly wheat and cattle. Omaha is a major meatpacking center and a major banking, insurance, transportation(the railroads), and telecommunication. Michigan's economy has risen and fallen with the automobile industry and that continues to be an Achilles heel for Michigan. Nevada rises and falls with gambling. New York state has alot of rust belt areas outside of New York City. Places like Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. Colorado is a tech center, and tends to attract alot of talent. And not only in Denver. Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, they are attracting the talented and smart. Colorado has gone from mining to industries like aerospace, telecommunications, the military, high tech industries,etc.
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