Special Report

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

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Montana
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 70,793 (13.4% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 13,437 (8th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +12,622 (+1,548.7%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.4% (14th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 16.3% (10th highest)

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Nebraska
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 83,870 (8.2% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 16,391 (10th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +15,825 (+2,795.9%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.7% (11th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.1% (18th lowest)

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Nevada
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 303,705 (19.8% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 60,180 (24th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +57,984 (+2,640.4%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 33.5% (the highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 19.7% (the highest)

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New Hampshire
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 123,895 (16.1% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 23,936 (14th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +23,455 (+4,876.3%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.1% (9th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.0% (16th lowest)

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New Jersey
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 677,504 (15.2% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 140,600 (11th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +132,959 (+1,740.1%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.4% (24th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.6% (19th highest)