NH lags behind other New England states in unemployment rate recovery: report

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Maine is No. 5, Vermont is No. 17 and New Hampshire No. 38 in a WalletHub report published today on the states whose unemployment claims are recovering the quickest.

While new unemployment claims have started to pick up again due to spikes in COVID-19, last week they were still 79% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A. To see the states most recovered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Most Recovered Last Week Least Recovered Last Week
1. Oregon 42. Tennessee
2. Iowa 43. Kentucky
3. Pennsylvania 44. Mississippi
4. New Jersey 45. Nevada
5. Maine 46. Louisiana
6. West Virginia 47. Arkansas
7. Connecticut 48. New Mexico
8. Utah 49. Georgia
T-9. Illinois 50. Florida
T-9. Maryland 51. Virginia

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