Comment: Alright, then. The following

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Alright, then. The following

Alright, then. The following is comparing unemployment vs. tax revenue/income earned. So, for example, Alabama has an UE of 8.3%; its citizens paid 27 billion in taxes and earned 161 billion in income in 2010.

State Unemployment % Tax Revenue to GDP
Alabama 8.3 16.7%
Alaska 7.5 35.5%
Arizona 8.2 15.3%
Arkansas 7.1 15.6%
California 10.2 17.8%
Colorado 8 16.3%
Connecticut 8.9 13.6%
Delaware 6.8 19.6%
Florida 8.7 16.3%
Georgia 9 15.0%
Hawaii 5.7 19.2%
Idaho 7.1 15.2%
Illinois 8.8 14.4%
Indiana 8.2 17.1%
Iowa 5.2 17.4%
Kansas 5.9 17.3%
Kentucky 8.4 16.0%
Louisiana 7 16.2%
Maine 7.6 16.4%
Maryland 6.9 13.6%
Massachusetts 6.5 15.1%
Michigan 9.3 17.3%
Minnesota 5.8 16.7%
Mississippi 9.2 17.6%
Missouri 6.9 14.1%
Montana 6.1 16.2%
Nebraska 3.9 20.6%
Nevada 11.8 16.0%
New Hampshire 5.7 13.8%
New Jersey 9.8 15.7%
New Mexico 6.4 17.0%
New York 8.9 20.5%
North Carolina 9.6 16.5%
North Dakota 3 18.1%
Ohio 7 16.4%
Oklahoma 5.2 15.5%
Oregon 8.7 21.4%
Pennsylvania 8.2 15.5%
Rhode Island 10.5 15.9%
South Carolina 9.1 19.2%
South Dakota 4.4 13.4%
Tennessee 8.3 16.6%
Texas 6.8 14.6%
Utah 5.4 18.1%
Vermont 5.4 17.7%
Virginia 5.9 14.2%
Washington 8.5 16.9%
West Virginia 7.6 17.4%
Wisconsin 7.3 16.9%
Wyoming 5.4 23.8%

The correlation is now very slightly negative (-.06). Again, I would say that there is practically no correlation between tax revenue and unemployment.

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