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

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Colorado
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 390,692 (22nd fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 12.5% of workforce (5th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 22,493 (20th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +20,728 (+1,174.4%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.6% (19th highest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 14.1% (4th lowest)

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Connecticut
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 596,457 (19th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 31.5% of workforce (4th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 298,680 (the most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +296,530 (+13,792.1%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.2% (the lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 14.8% (10th lowest)

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Delaware
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 90,628 (6th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 18.8% of workforce (25th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 5,068 (5th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +4,502 (+795.4%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (22nd lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 16.8% (6th highest)

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Florida
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 2.0 million (3rd most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 19.4% of workforce (23rd highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 221,905 (3rd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +215,503 (+3,366.2%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 20.1% (6th highest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 15.5% (24th highest)

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Georgia
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1.8 million (5th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 35.9% of workforce (2nd highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 241,387 (2nd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +236,315 (+4,659.2%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.7% (9th highest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 14.9% (11th lowest)

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