Donald Trump always said he’d be a good President for American jobs and so far, he has been right. We are barely one year into his presidency and some states are reporting record lows in unemployment.
The Hill reports:
Unemployment rate hit record low in 13 states this year
Thirteen states this year have seen their unemployment rates drop to the lowest levels ever recorded since the federal government began keeping track of state-level data more than four decades ago.
Eight years after the bottom of the worst recession in modern history, the states seeing economic booms range from the bluest of the blue, like Hawaii and California, to the deepest shades of red, like Idaho and Texas.
In October, the unemployment rates in Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Washington all met or beat their lowest rates ever recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), according to the agency’s monthly report issued Friday.
California, Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota and Oregon also hit new lows earlier this year.
In 2010, during the depths of the Great Recession, six states — California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina — notched record-high unemployment rates. Oregon, Rhode Island and Kansas set their own record highs in 2009.
This is great news for the American people. For years, jobs and the economy have been cited as two of the top concerns for voters. They are finally getting the attention they deserve.