The opioid crisis has caused a nationwide decline in job opportunities and the economy has been slowing down as more people continue to suffer the consequences of the drug overdose epidemic.
But in some cases, some states are seeing an uptick in job openings.
In New York state, the unemployment rate dropped from 9.3 percent to 6.5 percent in April and there are more openings than positions, according to a report from the state Department of Labor.
In Connecticut, the rate was 5.4 percent in March, while in Pennsylvania it was 3.6 percent, the report said.
In Ohio, the jobless rate dropped to 7.2 percent in January, and there were more openings in March than positions.
In California, the state’s unemployment rate fell to 5.5% in March from 7.3% in January.
In Florida, the unemployed rate dropped by 3.4 percentage points to 4.2% in February and there was an increase in the number of openings in February, compared to March, the Economic Policy Institute reported.
In Colorado, the number dipped by 1.3 percentage points in February to 2.4% from 2.5%, and the unemployment is still 3.7 percent.
In Oregon, the economy improved by 1 percentage point to 3.1% in April from 3.2%.
The unemployment rate is still 4.1%.
In Washington, the labor force participation rate fell from 62.1 percent in February of this year to 58.5 in March.
In February, there were 6,500 more people in the labor market than there were in March of this years.
In Michigan, the percentage of working-age adults working dropped from 56.7 to 51.7 in February.
In March, there was a drop of 0.1 percentage point.
In Illinois, the share of adults working declined from 54.6 to 53.6 in February from the previous month.
In the same month, the average number of hours worked per week dropped from 28.2 hours to 22.6 hours.
In Wisconsin, the median wage dropped from $37,700 to $36,200 in March as a result of a drop in payroll tax receipts, according of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In the meantime, the opioid epidemic is continuing to impact the U