Texas, Arizona, Utah, And Idaho Recover All The Jobs They Lost During COVID

Bill Belew

Even though the Biden administration has not reinstated lock-downs due to the Omicron variant of the virus, the COVID-19 virus's effect on the U.S. economy can still be felt.

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As such - only four states, including Texas, have recuperated all of their jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four States Off Red List

The only four states to have recovered all of their Job losses or eradicated such unemployment, which happened during the pandemic, according to Forbes, are: Texas (as mentioned earlier), Arizona, Utah, and Idaho have also experienced population growth during the pandemic. Furthermore, Forbes clarifies that fewer coronavirus restrictions and lower cost of living in these states have all contributed to such a recuperation in job loss since November 2021.

Population Growth And Diminishing Unemployment

Furthermore, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, only a third of the states in the U.S. are expected to reach prior "pre-pandemic" employment levels this year by mid-2022.

Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal made further evidence that there seemed to be almost a direct correlation between states with growing populations and states that have or are close to closing down the "payroll gap" or satisfying their pre-corona employment figures.

This means that states could attract employers and employees during this period - whether they offer favorable tax situations, cheaper living and working costs, and a cheaper and less regulated working environment.

While the Omicron variant is affecting the rate of recovery in the U.S. and abroad, due to many different reasons such as soaring high inflation and fears over another outbreak - keeping some businesses closed, Texas these three other states have at least recaptured most of their losses in employment.

Whether the rest of the country follows suit - and follows their example, that is relaxing regulation and COVID-19 restrictions remain to be seen. For now, however, this might be the first real sign of recovery from one of the greatest contractions of the U.S. economy in history.

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Bill Belew, Ph.D., is a professor of Social Media Marketing in Silicon Valley, CA. His sites have garnered more than 90,000,000 unique visitors total in many niches. He writes on all niches, including Personal Finance, Covid/Vaccine and US-China news

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