Vermont, Kentucky: Jobs and the first two states called

A man puts on his 'I Voted' sticker after voting at a polling station.

The Associated Press called Vermont for Obama and Kentucky for Romney. What's that tell us?

Nothing surprising, surely -- each state was solidly in the respective candidate's expected column.

Tidbits for your evening: unemployment in Kentucky is higher than the national average of 7.9 percent -- it's 8.4 percent in Kentucky. And Vermont? Even the cows must have part-time or temp jobs -- unemployment's at 5.4 percent.

Happy-states-with-jobs vote for Obama? Stay tuned...

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Mitchell Hartman is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Entrepreneurship Desk and also covers employment.
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