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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.

RankStateUnemployment Claims Increase In 2020 vs 2019
1Indiana7093.46%
2Michigan6467.15%
3New Hampshire6240.42%
4North Carolina6064.54%
5Louisiana5772.15%
6Virginia5333.52%
7Kentucky5099.54%
8Massachusetts4779.06%
9Florida4179.79%
10Ohio4291.30%
11District of Columbia3822.96%
12Tennessee3702.49%
13Nevada3447.89%
14New Mexico3291.34%
15Hawaii3812.01%
16Colorado3998.72%
17Delaware4367.53%
18Kansas3573.76%
19Mississippi3515.19%
20North Dakota4633.46%
21South Dakota4359.73%
22Nebraska3606.18%
23Vermont3538.04%
24Maryland3386.48%
25Rhode Island4082.86%
26Arizona2281.39%
27Washington3327.81%
28Pennsylvania3758.17%
29Utah3240.35%
30Alabama3463.82%
31Minnesota3482.01%
32Maine3381.51%
33California2180.75%
34Texas2135.72%
35Missouri3161.43%
36South Carolina3487.17%
37Iowa3005.90%
38New Jersey2881.07%
39Oklahoma2535.99%
40Montana2687.45%
41Georgia3073.96%
42Idaho2606.97%
43New York2716.53%
44Illinois1829.93%
45Arkansas2110.34%
46Alaska1537.32%
47West Virginia2089.49%
48Wyoming2202.96%
49Wisconsin1850.05%
50Connecticut1591.23%
51Oregon920.21%