Special Report

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

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Montana
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 108,007 (6th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 20.5% of workforce (23rd lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 11.3% (17th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 2,874 (6th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +2,117 (+279.7%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.4% (14th highest)

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Nebraska
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 134,416 (8th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 13.1% of workforce (3rd lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 8.3% (3rd lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 5,135 (11th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +4,139 (+415.6%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.7% (11th lowest)

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Nevada
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 486,922 (24th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 31.8% of workforce (7th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 28.2% (the highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 13,879 (21st fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +11,524 (+489.3%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 33.5% (the highest)

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New Hampshire
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 205,152 (15th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 26.7% of workforce (12th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 16.3% (8th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 6,036 (13th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +5,679 (+1,590.8%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.1% (9th lowest)

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New Jersey
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1,177,313 (10th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 26.4% of workforce (13th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 15.3% (14th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 25,632 (17th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +19,402 (+311.4%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.4% (24th highest)

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