California Governor Newsome is now reopening his economy and relaxing his draconian restrictions as California saw big spikes in unemployment as 50,000 jobs disappeared including 117,000 in the bar, restaurant and hospitality business. Since December 2019, a million jobs disappeared and over 1.4 million have signed to recall the governor.
So obviously the governor has decided that maybe living with the virus is better than continuing to trash the economy. While the overall US economy has seen a dropped from 14.4% in April to 6.7% in December, the economy is waning due to the blue state economic restrictions.
Most of the job losses in December came in blue states in bar, restaurant and hospitality industry due to the lockdowns and we will see more tomorrow when state data comes in.