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

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Hawaii
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 221,643 (17th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 33.3% of workforce (3rd highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 12,327 (16th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +11,098 (+903.0%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 27.1% (2nd highest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 17.8% (3rd highest)

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Idaho
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 130,251 (9th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 15.0% of workforce (11th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 5,511 (8th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +4,775 (+648.8%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.1% (16th lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 14.0% (3rd lowest)

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Illinois
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 966,537 (11th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 15.0% of workforce (10th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 72,993 (9th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +64,157 (+726.1%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.8% (17th highest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 15.6% (19th highest)

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Indiana
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 643,932 (16th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 19.0% of workforce (25th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 30,691 (25th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +28,642 (+1,397.9%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.0% (21st highest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 15.0% (16th lowest)

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Iowa
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 300,109 (20th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 17.5% of workforce (20th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 16,735 (19th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +14,531 (+659.3%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.9% (3rd lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 14.2% (5th lowest)

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