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Economies Stronger than Pre-Pandemic Times

As far as the Economies is concerned, America is not yet back to its pre-pandemic level. Still, a few states are already doing better economically than they were doing before Covid, according to the Back-to-Normal Index.

South Dakota, Florida, Rhode Island, Nebraska, and Idaho are all blooming, functioning at or above from where their Economies were standing in early March 2020, before the pandemic required businesses to close and workforces and students to stay home.The index is composed of many Economies pointers that contain unemployment rates, claims for jobless profits, and consumer behavior.

South Dakota’s Economies is at 106% of its pre-pandemic strength, according to this index. On the other hand, Florida’s Economies is at 101%. The other three states are operating at 100% of a pre-pandemic level.New York, the pandemic’s epicenter in the early months of the outbreak, has the farthest to go to get back to the average level. The state is operational at only 79% of its pre-pandemic times. Its April unemployment rate was the third-highest in the nation, at 8.2%, after only Hawaii and California.

The labor market is improving at different leaps, too. States with more prominent service industries, or those which are more dependent on tourism, are having a harder time returning to normal than others. And although the nation’s total Economies is almost back to its pre-pandemic level, consumers are spending money again, but prices are rising everywhere. This is because millions of workers are unemployed, but businesses are unable to find skilled staff.

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