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STUDY: States where unemployment claims are recovering the quickest

Posted at 8:12 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 11:28:22-04

While new unemployment claims have started to pick up again due to spikes in COVID-19, last week they were still 79% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to this statistic, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

To identify which states’ workforces are experiencing the quickest recovery from COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three metrics based on changes in unemployment claims. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A. To see the states most recovered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Most Recovered Last WeekLeast Recovered Last Week
1. Oregon42. Tennessee
2. Iowa43. Kentucky
3. Pennsylvania44. Mississippi
4. New Jersey45. Nevada
5. Maine46. Louisiana
6. West Virginia47. Arkansas
7. Connecticut48. New Mexico
8. Utah49. Georgia
T-9. Illinois50. Florida
T-9. Maryland51. Virginia

To view the full report and your state’s rank, click here.