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States that are Recovering the Quickest from COVID-19

From Wallet Hub, Sept 8, 2021

The U.S. is gradually recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, though the Delta variant has caused our progress to slow down. While states have heavily relaxed their COVID-19 restrictions, some are starting to tighten them again. The country has still made big strides from the height of the pandemic, though, and as a result of our recovery, the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.2% from its high of 14.8% in April 2020.

The country’s progress toward economic recovery has been largely possible because of its public health improvements, due to the distribution of the vaccine. As of September 7, around 53% of the population has been fully vaccinated. The vaccine has been shown to be very effective at protecting vaccinated people from serious symptoms of COVID-19, and the greater level of safety will also lead to increased consumer confidence.

Even though the U.S. is making progress as a whole, some states are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic much faster than others. In order to determine the states that are having the most successful recoveries, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics….

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Overall Rank  48
State Hawaii
Total Score  38.81
COVID Health  29
Leisure & Travel  49
Economy & Labor Market  51
Average Daily Restauarant Visits 50
Real GDP vs Pre-COVID Levels 51
Unemployment vs Pre-COVID Levels 51
Change in Total Weekly Job Postings 48
Change in Total Weekly Consumer Spending 1

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