Are These States to Blame for Stunting Job Growth?


While the recession is technically over, millions of Americans are still out of work and the rate of new job creation has remained at historically low levels. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes that heavy state regulation is greatly to blame.

Dozens of studies have demonstrated that, in general, laws and regulations that inhibit the ability of workers and firms to negotiate and enforce efficient contracts make it more difficult for employers to create jobs and hire new workers, raise the cost of labor, reduce productivity, and slow economic growth.

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