South Carolina Ranked #1 in US For Fastest Unemployment Claims Recovery

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Today, the personal finance site WalletHub released a new report breaking down which States Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest.

According to the latest week-over-week figures, every state had unemployment claims last week that were better than the same week last year. Six states had unemployment claims last week that were lower than before the pandemic: Iowa, Arizona, South Carolina, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Vermont.

South Carolina was ranked #1 in the nation, both for last week’s figures and since the start of the Pandemic.

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

Rank 1 = Most Recovered

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