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Urban traffic at night in downtown Boise, Idaho
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Amid the economic downturn, Idaho and Utah have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

A line graph demonstrating the unemployment rate in April 2020 is at a peak from 2000 to 2020.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

At the end of April, the national unemployment rate hit 14.7% – the highest rate since the Great Depression. On CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett predicted the rate will exceed 20% when the Department of Labor issues May's numbers.