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NH Among Top States for Jobless Spike

Published Monday Dec 14, 2020

Many parts of the U.S. are dealing with a surge in COVID-19 cases, and some states have temporarily paused their reopening processes or even closed down some of the businesses that previously reopened. Unfortunately, this slowdown of reopening has had a negative impact on the job market, and the U.S. experienced more new unemployment claims last week than the previous week (a 19% increase) as a result.

There are currently 10.7 million Americans unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in total. Last week, there were 853,000 new unemployment claims nationwide, compared to 6.9 million during the peak of the pandemic (an 88% reduction). Still, the increase from the previous week is concerning.

To identify which states’ workforces are experiencing the biggest increases in unemployment claims due to COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three metrics.

Biggest Increase Week of  11/30     

1. Kansas             

2. New Mexico   

3. Illinois             

4. Colorado        

5. Indiana          

6. Virginia            

7. Florida            

8. Alaska              

9. New Hampshire       

10. California   

To view the full report 

Coronavirus Job Losses vs. Great Recession


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