Does economic recovery hinge on controlling Covid-19? For a while, that appeared to be the case. But now the recovery is happening faster in places like Texas, Florida, Arizona and Georgia –– states that did a poor job of containing the virus this summer
States in the Northeast have consistently done the best job of containing the virus. Yet of the 10 states with unemployment north of 10% in August, half are in the Northeast — ➡️Massachusetts ➡️New Jersey ➡️New York ➡️Pennsylvania ➡️Rhode Island
States in the Sun Belt did a poorer job of containing the virus. Despite experiencing a surge in cases in June and July, the August unemployment rate was only 5.9% in Arizona, 7.4% in Florida, 5.6% in Georgia, and 6.8% in Texas