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

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Massachusetts
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 825,389 (13th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 21.7% of workforce (15th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 44,467 (17th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +40,400 (+993.4%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.0% (6th lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 15.1% (18th lowest)

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Michigan
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1.4 million (7th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 27.9% of workforce (8th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 47,438 (15th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +42,422 (+845.7%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.4% (17th lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 15.2% (21st lowest)

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Minnesota
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 633,648 (17th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 20.5% of workforce (20th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 40,427 (18th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +37,719 (+1,392.9%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.9% (4th lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 15.0% (16th lowest)

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Mississippi
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 243,438 (19th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 19.2% of workforce (24th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 22,810 (21st fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +21,462 (+1,592.1%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.1% (16th highest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 17.5% (5th highest)

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Missouri
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 529,564 (21st most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 17.3% of workforce (19th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 3 – May 9): 28,939 (24th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +25,955 (+869.8%)
> Pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.6% (19th lowest)
> Projected July 2020 unemployment rate: 15.7% (17th highest)

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