Not just dropped mind you, but dropped 50% more than the national average. The 'Blue State Model' does not work. Lower spending, reduce taxes, and jobs will follow.
"In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an Examiner.com analysis, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011. Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate."
Head to the source for the breakdown by state.