Here are the report's key findings:
- Every state is "well down" from February employment levels. Eleven states have payroll job losses of more than 10 percent, and 47% of states have lost more than 5% of jobs.
- States with more covid-19 cases in July saw worse job growth.
- In every state, lower-wage industries have lost far more jobs than high-wage industries.
- Thirty-nine states are down more jobs than they were during the Great Recession.