Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 233,011 (7.5% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 105,073 (16th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +103,036 (+5,058.2%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.6% (19th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.1% (4th lowest)

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Connecticut
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 125,753 (6.6% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 33,962 (17th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +30,508 (+883.3%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.2% (the lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.8% (10th lowest)

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Delaware
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 62,036 (12.8% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 13,272 (6th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +12,790 (+2,653.5%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (22nd lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 16.8% (6th highest)

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Florida
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 653,975 (6.4% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 181,293 (7th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +174,948 (+2,757.3%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 20.1% (6th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.5% (24th highest)

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Georgia
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 853,618 (16.7% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 317,526 (3rd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +312,278 (+5,950.4%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.7% (9th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.9% (11th lowest)

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