Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 424,716 (23rd fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 13.6% of workforce (4th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 17 – May 23): 15,731 (20th fewest)
> April unemployment rate: 11.3% (17th lowest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +13,851 (+736.8%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.6% (19th highest)

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Connecticut
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 370,367 (21st fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 19.6% of workforce (23rd lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 17 – May 23): 16,584 (21st fewest)
> April unemployment rate: 7.9% (the lowest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +13,892 (+516.0%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.2% (the lowest)

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Delaware
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 101,094 (5th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 20.9% of workforce (24th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 17 – May 23): 4,783 (10th fewest)
> April unemployment rate: 14.3% (21st highest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +4,386 (+1,104.8%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (22nd lowest)

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Florida
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 2,388,418 (3rd most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 23.2% of workforce (19th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 17 – May 23): 173,731 (3rd most)
> April unemployment rate: 12.9% (25th highest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +167,627 (+2,746.2%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 20.1% (6th highest)

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Georgia
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 2,179,120 (5th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 42.7% of workforce (the highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 17 – May 23): 164,350 (4th most)
> April unemployment rate: 11.9% (19th lowest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +160,159 (+3,821.5%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.7% (9th highest)

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