Sunday, 25 February, 2024

The States with a Sudden Rise in Unemployment


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Special for WalletHub.com.

New unemployment claims increased week-over-week on April 24 in the face of high inflation and the threat of a recession, up 5.7% from the previous week. To help add some context to this statistic, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Where Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most.

Key Stats:

  • While there was an increase in weekly claims nationally, 16 states (including Indiana, New York, and Delaware) and the District of Columbia had unemployment claims last week that were better than the same week last year. Hawaii and New Hampshire recorded no change.
  • The following states had unemployment claims last week that were higher than in the previous week: North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Missouri, Oregon, Nevada, Indiana, Hawaii, California, Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Colorado, Alaska, Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky and the District of Columbia.
  • The following states had unemployment claims last week that were higher than in the same week pre-pandemic (2019): Nebraska, Tennessee, Alabama, South Dakota, California, North Carolina, Idaho, Texas, Illinois, Oregon, Minnesota, Georgia, Virginia, Indiana, Utah, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

 

Biggest Increase Last WeekSmallest Increase Last Week
1. Kentucky42. Montana
2. Massachusetts43. Ohio
3. New Hampshire44. South Carolina
4. Colorado45. Mississippi
5. Virginia46. Maine
6. Alaska47. Maryland
7. Iowa48. Arkansas
8. California49. Wyoming
9. Oregon50. New York
10. Minnesota51. Delaware

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-unemployment-claims/72730

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