The State Policy Network (SPN) has published a study on job recovery during the pandemic and two states, Utah and Idaho have now recovered to a point more jobs exist than there were prior to the pandemic started.
Unfortunately, Washington, who has yet to recover 217,100 jobs lost since the pandemic began, continues to keep business suppressed with overburdensome regulations rather than allowing businesses to operate safely according to CDC or local health board recommendations.
The State Policy Network study shows that, for dozens of states, recovering the lost jobs due to the pandemic, is still several years off.
Washington Policy Center has also recently published a detailed study showing that current restrictive lockdowns are not working. It’s not surprising, since lockdown policies are based