These are the states with the biggest job gains

Although job gains aren’t the only marker of a recovering economy, they’re certainly influential to the big picture.

Just this morning, The US Department of Labor reported that unemployment claims fell to 787,000 last week, which signals a record low since March 14th.

Contrasting reports of economic health are primarily due to an uneven recovery pace. This is true both nationally and globally.

Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, but the metrics that bolster this fact haven’t impacted all markets with the same severity.

Some nations are struggling with a recession while others are in the early stages of a depression that may not be resolved until 2025.

There’s some debate to be had about the depth of economic fallout on our own shores. Some industries are thriving in spite of commercial limitations, and a comparable majority is even doing so on behalf of them.

The folks over at SmartAsset published an updated list of the fasting growing jobs in the US earlier this week with the help of research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Fastest-growing jobs in the US

Alabama: Meat Packers and Slaughterers (369%)

Alaska: Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers (250%)

Arizona: Metal and Plastic Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders (276%)

Arkansas: Interviewers, Except Eligibility Loan (178%)

California: Marriage and Family Therapists (280%)

Colorado: Statisticians (164%)

Connecticut: Manicurists and Pedicurists (149%)

Delaware: Occupational Therapists (140%)

Washington, D.C.: Postsecondary Education Teachers (471%)

Florida: Traffic Technicians (433%)

Georgia: Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists (255%)

Hawaii: Dietetic Technicians (283%)

Idaho: Production Worker Helpers (131%)

Illinois: Costume Attendants (286%)

Indiana: Museum Technicians and Conservators (138%)

Iowa: Statisticians (271%)

Kansas: Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers (625%)

Kentucky: Metal and Plastic Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators and Tenders (307%)G

Louisiana: Materials Engineer (338%)

Maine: Metal and Plastic Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders (650%)

Maryland: Bailiffs (315%)

Massachusetts: Costume Attendants (333%)

Michigan: Postsecondary Architecture Teachers (300%)

Minnesota: Avionics Technicians (300%)

Mississippi: Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (115%)

Missouri: First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers (362%)

Montana: Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants (178%)

Nebraska: Private Detectives and Investigators (220%)

Nevada: Interpreters and Translators (388%)

New Hampshire: Training and Development Managers (167%)

New Jersey: Highway Maintenance Workers (168%)

New Mexico: Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates (209%)

New York: Financial Examiners (178%)

North Carolina: Fast Food Cooks (182%)

North Dakota: Legislators (210%)

Ohio: Conservation Scientists (141%)

Oklahoma: Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (213%)C

Oregon: Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (294%)

Pennsylvania: Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers (148%)

Rhode Island: Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (674%)

South Carolina: Metal and Plastic Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders (404%)

South Dakota: Interpreters and Translators (189%)

Tennessee: Metal and Plastic Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders (374%)

Texas: Cleaning, Washing and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (174%)

Utah: Statisticians (293%)

Vermont: Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating and Still Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders (167%)

Virginia: Community Health Workers (112%)

Washington: Community Health Workers (247%)

West Virginia: Operations Research Analysts (186%)

Wisconsin: Manual Grinding and Polishing Workers (278%)

Wyoming: Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (171%)

Unfortunately, the uncertainty that has defined 2020 applies to commercial systems as well. You might have recalled when markets crashed between February and March in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, analysts posited several projections with respect to national recovery. Very few of these panned out.

Be sure to check back with Ladders for job gains going into the new year.