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States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most

From Wallet Hub,  Jun 19, 2020

May’s jobs report brought some surprisingly hopeful news to Americans, as the economy added 2.5 million nonfarm payroll jobs. Now, the U.S. unemployment rate sits at 13.3%, compared to the nearly historic high of 14.7% at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This drop can be attributed to the fact that all U.S. states have begun to reopen non-essential businesses. In addition, most people who became unemployed during this crisis have only been temporarily laid off, and expect to be rehired by their former employers once companies reopen and start to make money again. However, it will take far more time for us to reduce the unemployment rate to pre-pandemic levels than it did for the virus to reverse over a decade of job growth.

In order to identify the states whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on four key metrics. They looked at the change in each state’s unemployment rate during the latest month for which we have data (May 2020) compared to May 2019 and January 2020. They also compared not seasonally adjusted continued claims in May 2020 to May 2019. Finally, they considered each state’s overall unemployment rate. This monthly report is a companion to Wallet Hub’s report on the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, which examines unemployment claims on a weekly basis….

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PBN: Hawaii has the worst unemployment recovery in the US, report says

Overall Rank 51
State Hawaii
Unemployment Rate (May 2020) 22.50%
Change in Unemployment (May 2020 vs May 2019) 730.60%
Change in Unemployment (May 2020 vs January 2020) 629.40%
Not Seasonally Adjusted Continued Claims (May 2020 vs. May 2019) 1779.80%

Most Recovery from Unemployment (May 2020 vs May 2019)


Most Recovery from Unemployment (May 2020 vs Jan 2020)


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