Hello and welcome to AS USA’s live blog covering financial news and relief available to residents of US states.
In October, unemployment rose to 3.7 percent, but the labor market remains tight, adding far more jobs than many projected. Additionally, inflation rose 0.4 percent, bringing the year-over-year rate to 7.7 percent.
States continue to send relief to states, many as direct payments. We will bring you the latest on this front.
Additionally, voters in Nebraska and Nevada voted to increase their state’s minimum wage on Tuesday, with South Dakotans also approving a ballot measure to expand Medicaid in the state.