According to the Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance, American Businesses for Clean Energy and We Can Lead, inaction by the Senate in not passing the Climate/Energy bill is costing the country 1.9 million jobs, including 600,000 in 10 states with unemployment topping 10%.
The groups charge that China and other leading nations have gained more than $11 billion in job-creating clean-energy investments, while the U.S. is losing an estimated $208 million every day since the U.S. Senate abandoned comprehensive clean energy legislation in late July.
And they breakdown the job loss by state:
For state with unemployment rates over 10%:
Nevada (17,000 jobs
Rhode Island (8,000)
South Carolina (36,000)
Even states with lower unemployment lost 300,000 jobs in the following states:
New Hampshire (7,000)
New Jersey (11,000)