Special Report

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

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Kansas
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 157,968 (10.7% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 30,769 (16th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +29,471 (+2,270.5%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.8% (14th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.7% (8th lowest)

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Kentucky
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 395,510 (19.2% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 115,763 (14th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +113,655 (+5,391.6%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.4% (13th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 16.3% (10th highest)

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Louisiana
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 350,504 (16.9% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 80,045 (23rd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +78,158 (+4,141.9%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.5% (12th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 18.0% (2nd highest)

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Maine
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 89,412 (13.1% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 13,273 (7th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +12,562 (+1,766.8%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.1% (8th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.7% (17th highest)

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Maryland
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 298,610 (9.2% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 60,823 (25th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +58,043 (+2,087.9%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.7% (12th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 13.9% (the lowest)