South Carolina Has The 2nd Quickest Weekly Unemployment Claims Recovery

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With COVID-19’s continued grip on the U.S. and an uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, new unemployment claims increased slightly week-over-week on November 16, but were still 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.

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.

States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest

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

Rank 1 = Most Recovered

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

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