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Most states have not regained the jobs they lost during the pandemic. Forty-one states and the District of Columbia had fewer jobs in July of this year than they had in July 2019. New England states have fared particularly poorly, while fast-growing Western states such as Utah and Idaho have bucked the overall trend. (Click on an individual state to see its job growth or decline compared with July 2019.)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, seasonally adjusted