Special Report

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

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Oklahoma
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 179,181 (9.8% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 48,977 (22nd fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +47,153 (+2,585.1%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.9% (7th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.7% (8th lowest)

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Oregon
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 191,270 (9.1% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 50,930 (23rd fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +46,578 (+1,070.3%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.4% (18th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.5% (24th highest)

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Pennsylvania
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1,298,125 (20.1% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 238,357 (5th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +226,862 (+1,973.6%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.7% (20th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 16.6% (7th highest)

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Rhode Island
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 114,695 (20.8% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 22,805 (13th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +22,054 (+2,936.6%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.1% (25th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.4% (24th lowest)

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South Carolina
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 272,560 (11.5% of labor force)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 5 – April 11): 87,686 (22nd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +85,648 (+4,202.6%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.6% (10th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.0% (16th lowest)