Special Report

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

New Mexico
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 91,580 (9.6% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 19,494 (12th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +18,679 (+2,291.9%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.8% (18th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 16.2% (14th highest)

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New York
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1,186,994 (12.4% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 395,949 (2nd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +383,818 (+3,163.9%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.1% (7th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 16.4% (8th highest)

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North Carolina
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 541,584 (10.7% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 137,934 (12th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +134,882 (+4,419.5%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.6% (23rd highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.5% (24th highest)

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North Dakota
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 42,983 (10.8% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 10,378 (4th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +10,106 (+3,715.4%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.8% (8th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.6% (19th highest)

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Ohio
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 854,006 (14.8% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 157,218 (8th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +151,983 (+2,903.2%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (24th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 16.4% (8th highest)