Special Report

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

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Massachusetts
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 725,018 (19.1% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 70,714 (15th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +66,070 (+1,423%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.0% (6th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.1% (18th lowest)

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Michigan
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1.3 million (25.6% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 81,312 (11th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +76,621 (+1,633%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.4% (17th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.2% (21st lowest)

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Minnesota
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 556,651 (18.0% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 53,561 (20th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +50,894 (+1,908%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.9% (4th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.0% (16th lowest)

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Mississippi
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 201,890 (15.9% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 35,843 (21st fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +34,146 (+2,012%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.1% (16th highest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 17.5% (5th highest)

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Missouri
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 452,126 (14.8% of workforce)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (April 19 – April 25): 52,403 (21st most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +50,006 (+2,086%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.6% (19th lowest)
> Projected unemployment rate, July 2020: 15.7% (17th highest)