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Unemployment Recovery? Hawaii Dead Last
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States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most

Wallet Hub, Jan 25, 2022

December’s jobs report showed a slight slowdown in job growth. The economy gained 199,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, compared to 249,000 the previous month. In December, there were notable gains in sectors including leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, construction, and manufacturing.

Now, the U.S. unemployment rate sits at 3.9%, which is still higher than it was before the pandemic but is much lower than the nearly historic high of 14.7% in April 2020. This overall drop can be attributed largely to a combination of vaccinations and states loosening restrictions. It will take far more time for us to reduce the unemployment rate to pre-pandemic levels than it did for the virus to reverse over a decade of job growth, though.

In order to identify the states whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on five key metrics that compare unemployment rate statistics from the latest month for which data is available (December 2021) to key dates in 2019 and 2020.

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Overall Rank  51
State Hawaii
Unemployment Rate (December 2021)  5.70%
Change in Unemployment (December 2021 vs December 2019)  165.20%
Change in Unemployment (December 2021 vs January 2020)  168.90%
Change in Unemployment (December 2021 vs December 2020)  -45.00%
Not Seasonally Adjusted Continued Claims (December 2021 vs December 2019)  46.60%
Recovery from Unemployment (December 2021 vs December 2019)  51
Recovery from Unemployment (December 2021 vs January  2020)  51


KHON: Hawaii’s unemployment rate one of the last to bounce back: Study


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