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More than half of US states could take over a year for their job markets to fully recover

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The US labor market is still slowly recovering from the massive job loss last year, with around 9.5 million fewer jobs in February 2021 than there were a year ago. States across the US are also seeing job gains at different rates, but almost every state was still below pre-pandemic employment in January.

At the recent pace of employment growth, it could take more than half the states and Washington, DC over a year to recover to February 2020 employment levels. Some of these states, like California and Florida, may even take several years to details ⇒

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