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News from EPI Job loss by state: An interactive map

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, 202-775-8810

The health of the labor market is commonly described in terms of the official unemployment rate, but another key detail, the percentage of jobs lost, underscores how a severe shortage of jobs lies at the root of the current jobs crisis. The main feature of today’s Snapshot is a map that shows the percentage of jobs each state has lost since the start of the recession in December 2007. Although the recession officially ended in June of 2009, all states except Alaska, North Dakota and the District of Columbia continue to see a jobs deficit.