Unemployment And Workforce Shrinkage In Republican And Democratic States

Unemployment And Workforce Shrinkage In Republican And Democratic States

tippinsights analyzes unemployment and workforce shrinkages in red and blue states.

Raghavan Mayur

tippinsights analysis shows that the overall unemployment rate in states led by Republican governors is lower than the overall unemployment rate in states led by Democratic governors.  We also show that shrinkage in the civilian workforce is much lower in Republican areas than in Democratic areas.

While the overall unemployment rate in the United States was 5.83 percent in May, the overall unemployment rate in Republican-controlled states was 5.06 percent, compared to 6.48 percent in Democratic-controlled states.

D.C. is included in our analysis.  Democratic governors govern 24 of the 51 states, while Republican governors govern 27.