Republican presidential-candidate Donald Trump has based much of his campaign on the message that the American economy is broken and jobs are hard to find. Wall Street Journal staffer Anna Louie Sussman, however, takes a look at swing states which have lower unemployment rates than the national average.
For example, Colorado and Virginia feature 3.7% unemployment rates, well below the 4.9% national average. Swing state New Hampshire features the second-lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 2.8%. However, Trump's message may resonate more in former industrial states and states dealing with low energy prices:
Mr. Trump’s message of economic grievance may be better received in formerly industrial states like Pennsylvania, where unemployment climbed to 5.6% in June, up from 5.1% in June 2015. He may also find more takers in states feeling the brunt of low energy prices, like Wyoming, where the unemployment rate rose to 5.7% in June from 4.2% in June 2015.