How Many Jobs Might Obamacare Cost Your State?


Posted by Ryan Ellis on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, 11:14 AM PERMALINK


On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report which shows that Obamacare will cost the economy the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs by 2024.  That's a lot of lost hours and paychecks, but we thought it would be interesting to extrapolate this number by state.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us what percentage of all jobs each state has, so it's a simple matter to figure out how many jobs Obamacare might cost each state.  Here's the results:

State

Jobs

Alabama

            34,444

Alaska

             6,055

Arizona

            46,127

Arkansas

            21,695

California

          268,441

Colorado

            43,257

Connecticut

            30,015

Delaware

              7,827

District of Columbia

            13,313

Florida

          138,967

Georgia

            74,133

Hawaii

            11,290

Idaho

           11,586

Illinois

          106,067

Indiana

            54,087

Iowa

            27,784

Kansas

            25,010

Kentucky

            33,497

Louisiana

            35,701

Maine

            10,916

Maryland

            47,719

Massachusetts

            60,978

Michigan

            74,395

Minnesota

            50,855

Mississippi

            20,488

Missouri

            49,475

Montana

              8,153

Nebraska

            17,665

Nevada

            21,451

New Hampshire

            11,639

New Jersey

            71,661

New Mexico

            14,731

New York

          162,576

North Carolina

            74,469

North Dakota

              8,291

Ohio

            94,534

Oklahoma

            29,753

Oregon

            30,587

Pennsylvania

          104,731

Rhode Island

              8,529

South Carolina

            34,779

South Dakota

              7,669

Tennessee

            50,372

Texas

          204,989

Utah

            23,413

Vermont

              5,619

Virginia

            68,662

Washington

            53,445

West Virginia

            14,068

Wisconsin

            51,633

Wyoming

              5,319

Puerto Rico

            16,438

Virgin Islands

                 702

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