Special Report

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

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Hawaii
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 250,816 (17th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 37.7% of workforce (3rd highest)
> April unemployment rate: 22.3% (3rd highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 7,766 (15th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +6,772 (+681.3%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 27.1% (2nd highest)

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Idaho
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 144,492 (9th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 16.6% of workforce (7th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 11.5% (18th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 3,435 (8th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +2,440 (+245.2%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.1% (16th lowest)

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Illinois
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1,143,671 (11th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 17.7% of workforce (11th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 16.4% (7th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 46,522 (7th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +37,971 (+444.1%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.8% (17th highest)

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Indiana
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 721,691 (16th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 21.3% of workforce (25th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 16.9% (5th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 23,591 (20th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +21,490 (+1,022.8%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.0% (21st highest)

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Iowa
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 335,587 (20th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 19.5% of workforce (17th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 10.2% (11th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 6,920 (14th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +4,725 (+215.3%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.9% (3rd lowest)

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