Unemployment isn’t a factor, but politics is. Your stimulus dollars at work.
On average, Democratic districts received one-and-a-half times as many awards as Republican ones. Democratic districts also received two-and-a-half times more stimulus dollars than Republican districts ($122,127,186,509 vs. $46,139,592,268). Republican districts also received smaller awards on average. (The average dollars awarded per Republican district is $260,675,663, while the average dollars awarded per Democratic district is $471,533,539.)
You could have knocked me over with a feather.
Allahpundit points out (emphasis added)
Not only that, but the number of jobs “created or saved” has actually declined in the last quarter, leaving the amount of money spent per job at a cool … $286,000.
Compared to that $5 billion spent on 84 jobs, the Dems will have you believe that’s a bargain.