Source: Michael EttlingerJordan Hensley, University of New Hampshire, Carsey School of Public Policy, September 18, 2020
Every state in the country is well down from its February employment levels. Thirty-nine states have lost over 5% of their jobs and the same number of states are still down more jobs than during the Great Recession.
Thirty-three states added fewer jobs in August than they did in July.
In every state lower wage industries have lost far more jobs than high wage industries.
Hard hit states with more COVID-19 cases in August saw worse job growth.