Special Report

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

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Massachusetts
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 572,562 (15.1% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 103,040 (17th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +98,575 (+2,207.7%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.0% (6th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.1% (18th lowest)

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Michigan
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1,040,215 (21.1% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 219,320 (6th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +213,741 (+3,831.2%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.4% (17th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.2% (21st lowest)

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Minnesota
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 424,762 (13.8% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 89,634 (21st most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +86,830 (+3,096.6%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.9% (4th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.0% (16th lowest)

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Mississippi
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 129,546 (10.2% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 46,160 (20th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +45,067 (+4,123.2%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.1% (16th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 17.5% (5th highest)

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Missouri
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 333,780 (10.9% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 95,785 (19th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +92,961 (+3,291.8%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.6% (19th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.7% (17th highest)