Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 441,484 (22nd fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 14.2% of workforce (4th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 11.3% (17th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 12,102 (20th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +10,489 (+650.3%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.6% (19th highest)

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Connecticut
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 388,740 (21st fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 20.5% of workforce (24th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 7.9% (the lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 14,268 (22nd fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +12,144 (+571.8%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.2% (the lowest)

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Delaware
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 103,571 (5th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 21.4% of workforce (24th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 14.3% (21st highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 2,966 (7th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +2,576 (+660.5%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (22nd lowest)

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Florida
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 2,594,270 (2nd most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 25.3% of workforce (16th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 12.9% (25th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 206,494 (2nd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +200,523 (+3,358.3%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 20.1% (6th highest)

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Georgia
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 2,393,405 (4th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 46.9% of workforce (the highest)
> April unemployment rate: 11.9% (19th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 148,095 (3rd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +143,621 (+3,210.1%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.7% (9th highest)

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