This is one area of Obama's legacy or what the Obama Administration has handed President Trump, that President Trump, and the Republican congress (when they had control) did not turn around. It's the one major area that I am disappointed with President Trump but not worth not voting for him in 2020. This problem was on a trajectory upward with the most significant increase happening under and due to President Obama's administration. The stimulation packages that Obama promised would reinvigorate the Nation's economy did nothing but pad the pockets of his friends and donors especially those who created energy (solar) companies only to create to fail where they ended up scurrying away with the gifts (aka grants).
That's the way it is with all Administrations though, they take care of their own and those that support them so it is to be expected, at least to some degree.
Actually no president or congress is responsible for state and local stupidity in our supposed federalist system; fault should lie with the idiot voters who elected those vote buying wastrels. Trump and his predecessors and past congresses are liable for a century of bad decisions on the federal level though.
Going back to the over promising of goodies to goobermint unions and voting blocks at the state and local level, those ignorant voters have might set up the first domino of a chain reaction that takes down Trump or whoever wins the next presidential election. According to stupid people, it's always the president that collapses the economy all by hisself.