North Carolina Now Seeing The 3rd Quickest Unemployment Claims Recovery in America

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Due to the progress the U.S. is making in the fight against COVID-19, new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on March 15, and were 90% 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 Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest.

To identify which states’ workforces are experiencing the quickest recovery from COVID-19, the site compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three metrics based on changes in unemployment claims.

For this past week, South Carolina ranked 5th and North Carolina ranked 18th. For the states that recovered most since the start of the pandemic, North Carolina ranked 3rd overall and South Carolina ranked 10th.

States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest

State Recovered Most Since Last Week  Recovered Most Since Start of COVID-19 Crisis 
Arkansas 1 30
New Jersey 2 6
South Dakota 3 22
Pennsylvania 4 2
South Carolina 5 10
Arizona 6 23
Vermont 7 28
New Hampshire 8 1
Kansas 9 12
Illinois 10 14
Missouri 11 24
Washington 12 8
Michigan 13 7
Oregon 14 35
Nebraska 15 11
Wisconsin 16 33
Minnesota 17 5
North Carolina 18 3
Maine 19 4
Wyoming 20 31
Iowa 21 20
Montana 22 18
North Dakota 23 16
Delaware 24 17
Utah 25 21
Florida 26 26
New Mexico 27 19
Tennessee 28 27
Idaho 29 37
California 30 43
Hawaii 31 42
Connecticut 32 40
New York 33 45
Maryland 34 36
Kentucky 35 25
Alaska 36 41
Rhode Island 37 13
District of Columbia 38 15
Louisiana 39 9
Oklahoma 40 38
Mississippi 41 48
Indiana 42 34
Massachusetts 43 29
Texas 44 44
Alabama 45 49
Georgia 46 51
West Virginia 47 50
Colorado 48 47
Nevada 49 32
Ohio 50 39
Virginia 51 46

Rank 1 = Most Recovered

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