Quick Takes | Economic Growth

States show early signs of recovery, but have a long way to go

Over the past three months, 43 states and Washington, D.C. have experienced job growth, while 37 states and D.C. have seen decreases in their unemployment rates, the most for both of these measures since the recession began. Unfortunately, many of these new jobs are temporary Census positions that will disappear over the summer. Four states — Florida, Michigan, Arizona and Nevada — have lost more than nine percent of their jobs since the recession began. The recession has done severe damage to the economy, and we haven’t even come close to recovering from it yet. –Kai Filion

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