“Right to Work,” by the Numbers: Part 10: Unemployment Rates in August 2015


You cannot make the case that “right to work” increases employment opportunities by comparing these two maps:

US Map 1

Unemployment Rate 8-2015


Previous posts in this series have included:

Part 1: Population Growth and Movement: http://academeblog.org/2013/04/03/2666/.

Part 2: Immigration: http://academeblog.org/2013/04/21/right-to-work-by-the-numbers-part-2/.

Part 3: Unemployment Rates, by State: http://academeblog.org/2013/04/30/right-to-work-by-the-numbers-part-3/.

Part 4: Historic Highs and Lows in Unemployment, by State: http://academeblog.org/2013/05/05/right-to-work-by-the-numbers-part-4/.

Part 5: Employment in Manufacturing: http://academeblog.org/2013/05/10/right-to-work-by-the-numbers-part-5/.

Part 6: Loss of Employment in Manufacturing, before and during the Great Recession: http://academeblog.org/2013/07/21/right-to-work-by-the-numbers-part-6/.

Part 7: Right to Work by the Numbers: GDP by State and GDP per Capita by State: http://academeblog.org/2013/12/16/right-to-work-by-the-numbers-gdp-by-state-and-gdp-per-capita-by-state/.

Part 8: Right to Work by the Numbers: GDP in Urban and Rural Areas: http://academeblog.org/2014/02/21/right-to-work-by-the-numbers-part-8-gdp-in-urban-and-rural-america/.

Part 9: Previously Uninsured Americans Who Now Receive Health Insurance through the Federal Exchanges Established under the Affordable Care Act: http://academeblog.org/2015/06/21/right-to-work-by-the-numbers-part-9-previously-uninsured-americans-who-now-receive-health-insurance-through-the-federal-exchanges-established-under-the-affordable-care-act/

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