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

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Kansas
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 242,572 (18th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 16.4% of workforce (16th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 13,138 (18th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +11,592 (+749.8%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.8% (14th lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 14.7% (8th lowest)

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Kentucky
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 742,299 (14th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 36.1% of workforce (the highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 69,069 (10th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +67,360 (+3,941.5%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.4% (13th highest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 16.3% (10th highest)

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Louisiana
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 599,501 (18th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 28.8% of workforce (6th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 40,268 (19th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +38,240 (+1,885.6%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.5% (12th highest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 18.0% (2nd highest)

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Maine
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 134,978 (10th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 19.7% of workforce (22nd highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 10,131 (15th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +9,667 (+2,083.4%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.1% (8th lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 15.7% (17th highest)

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Maryland
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 493,036 (24th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 15.3% of workforce (12th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 44,491 (16th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +41,988 (+1,677.5%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.7% (12th lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 13.9% (the lowest)

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