How do you tell if you’re doing OK in times of economic uncertainty? You compare how you are doing against your peers. And how is Georgia doing in the area of job creation? We’re number five.
5. GeorgiaIts unemployment rate remains above the national average, but it fell over the last year from 8.7 percent to 7.7 percent. Construction jobs rose 9.5 percent in Georgia as overall job growth rose 2.3 percent, or 91,400 jobs.
Note that numbers one and two are oil producing states, and that all of the top five have Republican Governors.
The entire country has felt the “recent unpleasantness” of the housing/financial collapse. But those that decided to grow out of it with a pro-jobs, anti-regulation approach seem to be the ones showing results. Expect incumbents to make a mention of this. Maybe two.