Special Report

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

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New Mexico
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 161,663 (11th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 17.0% of workforce (8th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 11.3% (17th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 5,856 (12th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +4,621 (+374.2%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.8% (18th highest)

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New York
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 2,475,891 (3rd most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 25.9% of workforce (14th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 14.5% (19th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 82,981 (5th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +69,830 (+531.0%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.1% (7th lowest)

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North Carolina
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1,028,527 (12th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 20.3% of workforce (22nd lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 12.2% (21st lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 36,400 (11th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +33,622 (+1,210.3%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.6% (23rd highest)

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North Dakota
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 72,497 (4th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 18.2% of workforce (13th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 8.5% (4th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 2,546 (4th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +2,094 (+463.3%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.8% (8th highest)

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Ohio
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 1,301,725 (8th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 22.6% of workforce (23rd highest)
> April unemployment rate: 16.8% (6th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (May 24 – May 30): 34,638 (13th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +27,477 (+383.7%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (24th lowest)

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