Special Report

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

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Montana
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 114,278 (6th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 21.7% of workforce (23rd lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 11.3% (17th lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 3,013 (8th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +2,303 (+324%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 19.4% (14th highest)

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Nebraska
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 143,979 (8th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 14.0% of workforce (3rd lowest)
> April unemployment rate: 8.3% (3rd lowest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 4,918 (12th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +4,206 (+591%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 15.7% (11th lowest)

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Nevada
> Unemployment claims since mid-March: 509,527 (24th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 33.3% of workforce (8th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 28.2% (the highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 14,399 (23rd fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +11,885 (+473%)
> 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: 217,848 (15th fewest)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 28.4% of workforce (12th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 16.3% (8th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 6,302 (14th fewest)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +5,872 (+1,366%)
> 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: 1,227,409 (11th most)
> Unemployment claims relative to workforce: 27.5% of workforce (16th highest)
> April unemployment rate: 15.3% (14th highest)
> Most recent week’s unemployment claims (June 7 – June 13): 25,810 (15th most)
> Change in weekly claims from one year ago: +17,746 (+220%)
> Pre-COVID-19 pct. of workers in high-risk industries: 17.4% (24th highest)

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