In some states, unemployment stays stubbornly high
Furloughed hospitality workers from the shuttered Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla., demonstrate to preserve their jobs as management mulls the hotel's reopening. - Carline Jean / South Florida Sun Sentinel/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS

The economic recovery is leaving millions of people behind, especially those with jobs depending on conventions, tourists and live performances. “It is a very sad situation. I can see why many lose hope and give up,” said Zuleika Lee, a former trade show model and mixologist in Nevada who’s been without work since last March, when the pandemic shut down the convention centers and bars where she made her living. The state’s tourism-based economy was still reeling in January, the latest federal figures show. Nevada’s unemployment rate was 8.1%, more than twice the level it was a year earlier. Le...