Special Report

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

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South Dakota
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 53,095 (2nd fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 11.6% of workforce (2nd lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 10.2% (11th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 1,435 (2nd fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +1,230 (+600.0%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.5% (2nd lowest)

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Tennessee
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 567,723 (24th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 17.1% of workforce (9th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 14.7% (18th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 22,784 (21st most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +18,919 (+489.5%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 20.3% (5th highest)

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Texas
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 2,317,104 (5th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 16.5% of workforce (6th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 12.8% (23rd lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 106,821 (4th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +94,048 (+736.3%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.6% (11th highest)

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Utah
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 170,333 (12th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 10.7% of workforce (the lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 9.7% (7th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 4,996 (10th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +4,078 (+444.2%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (25th lowest)

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Vermont
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 68,739 (3rd fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 20.0% of workforce (20th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 15.6% (9th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 1,382 (the fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +977 (+241.2%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.4% (10th lowest)

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