Special Report

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

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Hawaii
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 194,437 (29.2% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 22,615 (16th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +21,341 (+1,675%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 27.1% (2nd highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 17.8% (3rd highest)

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Idaho
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 117,253 (13.5% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 8,268 (9th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +7,484 (+955%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.1% (16th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.0% (3rd lowest)

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Illinois
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 818,917 (12.7% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 81,245 (12th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +73,935 (+1,011%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.8% (17th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.6% (19th highest)

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Indiana
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 569,847 (16.8% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 57,397 (19th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +55,197 (+2,509%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.0% (21st highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.0% (16th lowest)

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Iowa
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 260,729 (15.2% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 28,827 (18th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +26,830 (+1,344%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.9% (3rd lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 14.2% (5th lowest)