Economic Impact: There are currently 11 states where hunting on Sundays is either prohibited or restricted. All are in the East (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia), and the prohibition has its roots in Puritan-era "blue laws" adopted centuries ago. Ban opponents say giving Sundays to hunters will boost local economies. A 2010 economic impact report indicated that if all 11 states eliminated Sunday hunting restrictions, 27,000 new jobs would be created—paying $730 million in wages and contributing some $2.2 billion in economic activity. In Pennsylvania alone, Sunday hunting would create more than 8,000 jobs paying more than $245 million in wages.