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Which States Have The Largest Increase In Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus?

Last updated on April 4, 2020 by
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The American job market is seeing the worst unemployment numbers in history due to the coronavirus (Covid-19). In the week ending March 28, 2020, 6.65 million US workers have filed for unemployment benefits. The week before that, there were 3.3 filings, bringing the total up to 10 million in the past two weeks alone.

Calculation/rankings table of states with the biggest unemployment increase in 2020 compared to 2019.

Rank State Unemployment Claims Increase In 2020 vs 2019
1 Indiana 7093.46%
2 Michigan 6467.15%
3 New Hampshire 6240.42%
4 North Carolina 6064.54%
5 Louisiana 5772.15%
6 Virginia 5333.52%
7 Kentucky 5099.54%
8 Massachusetts 4779.06%
9 Florida 4179.79%
10 Ohio 4291.30%
11 District of Columbia 3822.96%
12 Tennessee 3702.49%
13 Nevada 3447.89%
14 New Mexico 3291.34%
15 Hawaii 3812.01%
16 Colorado 3998.72%
17 Delaware 4367.53%
18 Kansas 3573.76%
19 Mississippi 3515.19%
20 North Dakota 4633.46%
21 South Dakota 4359.73%
22 Nebraska 3606.18%
23 Vermont 3538.04%
24 Maryland 3386.48%
25 Rhode Island 4082.86%
26 Arizona 2281.39%
27 Washington 3327.81%
28 Pennsylvania 3758.17%
29 Utah 3240.35%
30 Alabama 3463.82%
31 Minnesota 3482.01%
32 Maine 3381.51%
33 California 2180.75%
34 Texas 2135.72%
35 Missouri 3161.43%
36 South Carolina 3487.17%
37 Iowa 3005.90%
38 New Jersey 2881.07%
39 Oklahoma 2535.99%
40 Montana 2687.45%
41 Georgia 3073.96%
42 Idaho 2606.97%
43 New York 2716.53%
44 Illinois 1829.93%
45 Arkansas 2110.34%
46 Alaska 1537.32%
47 West Virginia 2089.49%
48 Wyoming 2202.96%
49 Wisconsin 1850.05%
50 Connecticut 1591.23%
51 Oregon 920.21%