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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