New study ranks unemployment claims across all 50 states

May 27 2020, 10:14 pm

America’s job market continues to take a significant hit, leaving around 39 million Americans unemployed during the pandemic.

A new study has revealed that not all states have experienced the same levels of unemployment.

By using data from unemployment claims, the study compared the 50 states and District of Columbia to rank the most impacted in the latest week the data was available (May 11) and overall since the beginning of the pandemic on March 16.

Florida was the most impacted over the last week, followed by Georgia and our very own Washington. In fourth place came South Dakota, and in fifth, New Hampshire.

Source: WalletHub

Overall, Washington came in 20th place for the most affected since the start of the coronavirus crisis, with a 2367.45% increase in unemployment claims, in front of Alabama with a 2375.01% increase, and behind Nevada with a 2331.89% increase.


Those looking to apply for unemployment insurance can read more about it at the US Department of Labor’s Website.

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