The COVID-19 pandemic was disastrous for U.S. employment, but the job market is showing signs of healing due to states reopening. The national unemployment rate is currently at 5.8%, which is 61% lower than the peak of 14.8% during the height of the pandemic. The country has been able to make a lot of progress thanks to the distribution of the vaccine, but it will likely take a long time for the unemployment rate to return to the historic low it experienced prior to the coronavirus crisis. Some cities’ jobs have weathered the storm better than others, though.
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