Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 465,211 (22nd fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 14.9% of workforce (4th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 11.3% (17th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 10,212 (20th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +8,695 (+573%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 18.6% (19th highest)

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Connecticut
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 415,958 (21st fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 22.0% of workforce (24th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 7.9% (the lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 11,912 (21st fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +8,832 (+287%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 14.2% (the lowest)

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Delaware
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 109,108 (5th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 22.6% of workforce (25th lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 14.3% (21st highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 2,414 (5th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +1,302 (+117%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.0% (22nd lowest)

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Florida
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 2,793,942 (2nd most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 27.2% of workforce (17th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 12.9% (25th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 86,298 (5th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +78,789 (+1,049%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 20.1% (6th highest)

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Georgia
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 2,660,493 (4th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 52.1% of workforce (the highest)
> April unemployment rate: 11.9% (19th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 130,766 (2nd most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +126,434 (+2,919%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.7% (9th highest)

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