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

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Hawaii
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 145,207 (21.8% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 34,693 (19th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +33,565 (+2,975.6%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 27.1% (2nd highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 17.8% (3rd highest)

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Idaho
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 95,248 (11.0% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 17,817 (11th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +16,869 (+1,779.4%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.1% (16th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.0% (3rd lowest)

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Illinois
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 634,625 (9.8% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 141,049 (10th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +133,321 (+1,725.2%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.8% (17th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.6% (19th highest)

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Indiana
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 444,123 (13.1% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 118,184 (13th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +115,814 (+4,886.7%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.0% (21st highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.0% (16th lowest)

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Iowa
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 207,468 (12.1% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 46,356 (21st fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +44,520 (+2,424.8%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.9% (3rd lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.2% (5th lowest)

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