Midwest States Lag Behind National Recovery

November 9, 2021
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Author: ThinkWhy Staff

Some Midwestern cities have fared better than others at recouping lost jobs, with Columbus and Indianapolis leading the area’s recovery.

Some Midwestern cities have fared better than others at recouping lost jobs, with Columbus and Indianapolis leading the area’s recovery.

While most Midwestern states — except Missouri and Indiana — lag the national recovery, most metros are projected to reach pre-pandemic employment by the end of 2023, along with the national recovery timeline.

Cincinnati, Columbus (OH), Des Moines, Indianapolis and Madison are expected to fully recover by 2022 — ahead of the region as a whole. Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and St. Louis will recover the following year.

Read a recent LaborIQ report that outlines the states’ economic recovery: “U.S. Labor Market Performance & Outlook + Mid-West Metro Highlights.”  

Midwest Salary Comparisons by City & Job

The salaries highlighted in orange in these two charts represent the lowest salary for the occupation for the locations listed. These salary recommendations can be a useful tool as you develop your 2022 recruitment and retention strategy.

Companies focused on remote work can look to areas with lower salaries for a great cost-saving strategy.

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