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I just put together a quick spreadsheet based on total jobs gained or lost per state. Here are the numbers:

Blue States: 27, 138 jobs lost

Red States: 14,710 jobs gained

More number crunching on the jump....

Blue States gaining jobs: 8
Blue States losing jobs: 13 (includes DC)

Red States gaining jobs: 14
Red States losing jobs: 16

Total of Blue States job gains: 11,351
Total of Red States job gains: 40,328

Total of Blue States job losses: 38,489
Total of Red States job losses: 25,618

Electoral votes of Red States gaining jobs: 171
Electoral votes of Red States losing jobs: 110

Biggest Red State job gainers: Georgia, Texas, Colorado
Biggest Red State job losers: Alaska, South Dakota, Missouri

Number of Blue States gaining more than 1,000 jobs: 1
Number of Red States gaining more than 1,000 jobs: 11

Number of Blue States losing more than 1,000 jobs: 10 (includes DC)
Number of Red States losing more than 1,000 jobs:

Those are the numbers. The floor is yours....

Originally posted to Montco PA for Kerry on Fri May 13, 2005 at 08:00 AM PDT.

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