Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 338,516 (10.9% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 38,367 (23rd fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +36,422 (+1,873%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.6% (19th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.1% (4th lowest)

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Connecticut
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 261,686 (13.8% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 33,037 (20th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +27,352 (+481%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.2% (the lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.8% (10th lowest)

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Delaware
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 79,222 (16.4% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 7,754 (7th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +6,619 (+583%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (22nd lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 16.8% (6th highest)

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Florida
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1.6 million (15.5% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 432,465 (the most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +426,565 (+7,230%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 20.1% (6th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.5% (24th highest)

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Georgia
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1.4 million (26.8% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 264,818 (3rd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +260,361 (+5,842%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.7% (9th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.9% (11th lowest)