CA: 8 Cities in Top 10 Unemployed

John Seiler:

What economic recovery?

Of the Top 10 worst cities for unemployment in the United States, eight were in California:

El Centro, Calif. 26.8 percent unemployed
Yuma, Ariz. 23.1
Merced, Calif. 18.7
Yuba City, Calif. 18.1
Visalia-Porterville, Calif. 16.2
Fresno, Calif. 16.2
Modesto, Calif. 16.1
Stockton, Calif. 15.9
Hanford-Corcoran, Calif. 15.3
Ocean City, N.J. 15.1

How depressing. Gov. Jerry Brown keeps yapping about raising our taxes and building a Moonbeam-worthy bullet train to nowhere. Meanwhile, back here on earth — specifically, Taxifornia — our people are suffering from among the highest tax rates, and definitely the most constricting regulations and worst government among the 50 states.

Here are the cities with the least unemployment:

Bismarck, N.D. 3.2 percent unemployed
Lincoln, Neb. 3.6
Fargo, N.D. 3.7
Burlington, Vt. 3.8
Logan, Utah 3.9
Midland, Texas 3.9
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La. 4.3
Sioux Falls, S.D. 4.3
Ames, Iowa 4.3
Iowa City, Iowa 4.3

All of those are in relatively low-tax states. Sure, North Dakota is enjoying a petroleum-based boom. But California could, as well, if our enviro-crazies would let us drill more, especially offshore.

But we’re too good for that. “Dirty” jobs in mining and manufacturing are evil, especially in the above cities with the worst employment rates. We only want nice, clean jobs like those in Silicon Valley. If you’re not a millionaire at Facebook, or Apple, or Google, then get lost. Or stay here and go on employment and welfare, and get an EBT card.

— Feb. 1, 2012


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  1. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 1 February, 2012, 19:24

    El Centro at 27% and Yuma at 23%-that is so sad and pathetic.

    At least our GED educated gov employees are still becoming millionaires.

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  2. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 1 February, 2012, 20:18

    The US economy can’t recover because the US economy depends upon the consumer to drive more than 70% of it’s activity.

    Today the US consumer is too indebted to borrow and the banks are too insolvent to lend. As a result there can be no more debt expansion as a substitute for real income growth to drive the economy (like in the first decade of the 21st century).

    Our economy has effectively been offshored. It’s over. The jobs have been sent across the oceans.

    We are waging senseless wars and bailing out fraudulent financial institutions in a dead economy. The government must print more money to stay financed. Printing more money when the jobs have been offshored is the perfect recipe for an inflationary depression.

    If Europe goes under first the stampede to the US dollar might delay this catastrophe for a year or so.

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  3. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 2 February, 2012, 10:13

    Yes-we are deleveraging, and that means no growth from consumers.

    If we had leaders with an IQ higher than a circus chimp we would have never gotten to this point.

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  4. queeg
    queeg 3 February, 2012, 00:56

    We are there….poor govenors did California in….only way out…UHAUL!!!

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