Thursday, July 3, 2014
So, how YEW doin'?
I found this interesting graph in the news this morning, accompanying a report that the US economy gained a whopping 288,000 jobs last month.
I wonder what the stories are behind those stats?
Some are easy to figure out. We're drilling lots of oil and gas in North Dakota and Texas, so that explains those states stellar numbers. DC's good fortune is due to the ever growing number of gubment employees and the lobbyists who own them.
Alaska's numbers are due to the film crew up there filming that fishing show. And Colorado has their weed growers. Oklahoma is experiencing a huge number of people buying new teeth, so the denture industry there is booming. (It's a peer pressure thing. That and home pregnancy test sales.)
Minnesnowta has added a couple million new folks to their always popular snow shoveling industry. California is trying to up their image by mandating referees in their gang turf wars. The gluten-free craze is no doubt hurting Kansas wheat growers.
Wyoming is looking rather bleak because Dick Cheney has moved back home and is now officially listed as "unemployed". South Carolina and Florida are hurting because tourists have just noticed it's hotter 'n hell there. Same for Arizona....times 3. Georgia...Atlanta. 'Nuff said.
Ohio....they've filled the position for who dots the i. Everyone else is SOL. Michigan's numbers suck, but I predict a strong rebound as they make all those replacement parts for the 30,000,000 recalled GM cars. And every time Brick O'Bama's ratings crater ever deeper, the Illinois tourist industry sees another drop in attendance.
And since Cranky Old Man has taken retirement to a whole new level of horizontal living, New Jersey has lost their roll model.
Bringing up the rear....Nevada. With those long-life LED light bulbs the new big thing, all those Las Vegas strip light bulb changers are getting pink slips. (Move over buggy whip makers.)
Who have I missed. Help me out, please. :)