States That Had the Quickest Recovery of Weekly Unemployment Claims – Updated WalletHub Study


Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic still has a strong grip on the U.S., new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on February 15, and were 89% 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, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

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, along with a WalletHub Q&A. To see the states most recovered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.
Most Recovered Last WeekLeast Recovered Last Week
1. Arkansas42. Missouri
2. New Jersey43. New Mexico
3. Vermont44. Alaska
4. Arizona45. Tennessee
5. South Carolina46. New Hampshire
6. Oregon47. Virginia
7. Montana48. Colorado
8. Pennsylvania49. Illinois
9. South Dakota50. Mississippi
10. Connecticut51. Ohio


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