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SPN State Jobs Report: Nevada Joins Short List of States That Have Surpassed Pre-Pandemic Job Counts

SPN’s State Jobs Report is a monthly tracker that ranks states’ progress in post-pandemic job recovery and identifies policy trends impacting recovery.

By Michael Lucci, Senior Policy Advisor at State Policy Network

Nevada became the fifteenth state to surpass its pre-pandemic jobs count in June 2022, according to the latest 50-state job recovery ranking in SPN’s State Jobs Report. The state now has 3,100 more jobs than it had in February 2020.

Tennessee, Texas, Montana, Delaware, Florida, and North Carolina are also among the states that continue to experience strong job recovery.

What do these states have in common that’s driving job growth? A major characteristic is their approach to state-level economic policies. States that adopted lighter pandemic lockdowns lead job recovery, and leading economic states are ones that have embraced lower taxes, eased regulations, and pursued further tax and economic reforms to increase opportunity and prosperity in their states. 

State Jobs Report: 50-State Rankings for February 2020-June 2022

State Job Recovery Trends as of June 2022

National Job Recovery Trends as of June 2022

Key Takeaways: The Impact of State Policies on Job Recovery

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Policy Issues: Economy, Jobs