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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: 936,258 (13th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 24.6% of workforce (19th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 15.1% (16th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 27,174 (16th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +23,377 (+615.7%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.0% (6th lowest)

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Michigan
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1,542,565 (7th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 31.3% of workforce (8th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 22.7% (2nd highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 41,035 (9th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +36,923 (+897.9%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.4% (17th lowest)

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Minnesota
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 718,236 (17th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 23.3% of workforce (22nd highest)
> April unemployment rate: 8.1% (2nd lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 22,466 (22nd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +19,530 (+665.2%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.9% (4th lowest)

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Mississippi
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 315,665 (19th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 24.9% of workforce (18th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 15.4% (11th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 23,945 (19th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +21,978 (+1,117.3%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.1% (16th highest)

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Missouri
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 609,490 (21st most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 19.9% of workforce (19th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 9.7% (7th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 19,139 (24th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +14,488 (+311.5%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 16.6% (19th lowest)

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