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(CNN)   In November, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Idaho recovered all jobs lost previously in pandemic crash. COVID Omicron: "Hold my beer for a minute"   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Economics, Unemployment, South Dakota, Labor force, signs of the recovery, pandemic job losses, Omicron variant of the coronavirus, New York  
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2022-01-25 1:39:33 PM  
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2022-01-25 3:30:16 PM  
What TFA fails to mention is that Utah weathered the pandemic extremely well, as far as jobs go at least. So recovering the jobs isn't that spectacular of an accomplishment. I think it's all of the tech that's moved in over the last 10 years, we've got more of those jobs than standard minimum wage ones, I'd bet.

And Idaho has such a  small population overall, it's not really hard to recoup those jobs. Good for Texas and Arizona, though...
2022-01-25 3:32:51 PM  
Lots of help wanted signs. Lots of crying that nobody wants to work here in AZ.
2022-01-25 3:40:38 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Lots of help wanted signs. Lots of crying that nobody wants to work here in AZ.

Well, nobody wants to work, that's a myth. We find jobs we don't mind going to, but it's pretty rare to get excited on Friday that you get to come back to work on Monday. :-)
2022-01-25 5:06:15 PM  
What does that even mean? Like, how is this a useful metric?
2022-01-25 7:00:08 PM  
Not in the food/retail sector.
Every place here has either a sign, poster or flag saying they really need help.
2022-01-25 7:40:00 PM  
I completely love visiting Idaho for the adventure & scenery, but there're many very good reasons not to live there. So I understand why the unemployment rate's so low.

And the unemployment rate being low doesn't mean people are generally doing well there. Not one bit.
2022-01-26 12:06:46 AM  
Uh, Idaho's work force participation rate is currently the lowest FRED has measured since 1976.

WTF is the article going on about?
2022-01-26 12:51:34 AM  
Well they certainly didn't recover my job.  Also, jobs across the board in my area decided to cut wages by 20-30% at the same time housing and staples were skyrocketting.  I think this is just more people working more jobs b/c they put themselves in poor financial positions like debt.
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