South Carolina Now Ranked #1 In America For Fastest Unemployment Claims Recovery

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New unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on May 24, and were 94% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, there were 385,000 new unemployment claims nationwide, which is a lot fewer than the 6.1 million during the peak of the pandemic.

To help add some context to these statistics, the personal finance website WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest.

In their report, they found that South Carolina was ranked #1 in the nation last week for the recovery of their unemployment numbers and North Carolina came in at #27.

States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest

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

Rank 1 = Most Recovered

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