South Carolina Seeing One Of America’s Fastest Recovery of Unemployment Claims

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New unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on January 24, and were 96% below the peak during the COVID-19 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.

“The omicron variant could delay unemployment decreases in the short term,” said WalletHub analyst, Jill Gonzalez. “However, 2022 will most likely be another year of job gains that might even surpass the pre-pandemic levels. The good news is that the omicron variant seems to be much less severe than the previous strains and should peak soon. If that’s the case, unemployment rates should start to drop even more in the coming months.”

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

Rank 1 = Most Recovered

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