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Ahead of Election, Unemployment Is Falling Faster in Sharpest Obama-Trump Swing Counties

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2020
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With unemployment high in voters' minds this election, the jobless rate is improving faster than the national average in counties that had the most dramatic swings from former President Barack Obama to President Donald Trump back in 2016.

Of the 10 Obama-voting counties which had the greatest shifts to Trump, and for which U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data was available, nine had a lower unemployment rate in July than the U.S. level of 10.2 percent for the same month.

Several had a much better rate than recorded nationwide....

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