Special Report

Every State's Unemployment Claims Since COVID-19 Shut the Economy Down

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South Dakota
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 22,852 (5.0% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 6,152 (2nd fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +6,071 (+7,495.1%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.5% (2nd lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.8% (15th highest)

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Tennessee
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 317,535 (9.6% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 74,772 (24th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +72,608 (+3,355.3%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 20.3% (5th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.8% (15th highest)

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Texas
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1,020,345 (7.3% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 273,567 (4th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +259,699 (+1,872.6%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.6% (11th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.2% (21st lowest)

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Utah
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 105,433 (6.6% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 24,171 (15th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +22,807 (+1,672.1%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (25th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.8% (10th lowest)

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Vermont
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 44,369 (12.9% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 9,478 (3rd fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +8,780 (+1,257.9%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.4% (10th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.0% (16th lowest)

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