National – With COVID-19’s continued grip on the U.S., new unemployment claims increased week-over-week on Aug. 10, but were still 84% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Weekly Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest.
To identify which states’ workforces are experiencing the quickest recovery from COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three metrics based on changes in unemployment claims. Below, you can see highlights from the report. To see the states most recovered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.
|Most Recovered Last Week||Least Recovered Last Week|
|1. Oregon||42. Nevada|
|2. Vermont||43. Tennessee|
|3. Pennsylvania||44. Alaska|
|4. West Virginia||45. Kentucky|
|5. Rhode Island||46. Virginia|
|6. Wyoming||47. Louisiana|
|7. Maryland||48. New Mexico|
|8. Connecticut||49. Kansas|
|9. Illinois||50. Georgia|
|10. New Jersey||51. Florida|
To view the full report and your state’s rank, visit: