Trump-Supporting Areas Recoup Job Losses Due to Pandemic Quicker Than Biden-Supporting Areas

Based on a study by the Economic Innovation Group, communities across the country where President Trump received majority support in 2020 are recovering from COVID-19 employment losses more than counties that supported President Biden.

Utilizing information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the first quarter of 2022, the research uses local employment figures.

Trump-voting Counties Recoup

It was discovered, as of the first quarter of 2020, counties that voted for Trump almost entirely recovered all of the employment they lost when the COVID-19 outbreak caused a slump at the beginning of the year.

In particular, it was discovered by the end of Q1 2022, that Trump-supporting counties lost only 124,000 jobs, compared to where they had been before the epidemic in Q1 2020, or approximately 0.3 percent of their total workforce.

The analysis found counties where Biden received a majority of the vote had a 1.7 million job deficit at the start of the year, or 1.8 percent of all employment, prior to the epidemic.

Biden-voting Cities Suffer Real Losses

During the first year of the epidemic, cities in Biden counties lost roughly four times as many jobs as those in Trump counties, according to researchers.

Analysts also pointed out that states won by Biden are expected to only begin to regain the employment they lost to the crisis in late 2022; states won by Trump already reached pre-pandemic employment levels in January of this year.

According to researchers, practically all of the nation’s major business districts “withered away with the epidemic.”

The study also demonstrated that, by September 2021, each of the jobs lost to the pandemic had been managed to be recovered in so-called purple states.

These are states in which Democrats and Republicans enjoy roughly equal amounts of voter support and winning chances, with Wisconsin being the only state out of the six still falling behind.

Based on the research, red states came six months later, in February 2022. Researchers discovered that the population increase in Trump counties has moderately increased elsewhere.

Though, they pointed out that while Biden-supporting regions “remain marginally better shielded from inflation’s impact,” inflation is greater in both Trump-supporting areas and purple regions of the nation.

Experts think in August 2022, annual inflation in purple states reached 9.1 percent.

This turns out to be significantly higher than the averages for blue and red states of 8.0 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively. These projections are supported by division-level inflation information.

Trump-leaning regions are performing better on several labor market metrics since the pandemic’s winds of economic and social change benefited them.

Economies are more orientated toward goods production, more accessible housing markets, and less highly metropolitan lifestyles.

They pointed out that during the 2010s, Biden-supporting regions profited from “powerful dynamics of aggregation” that “concentrated high-value economic movement in very populated places.”

This article appeared in The Patriot Brief and has been published here with permission.


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