States Experiencing the Fastest Recovery of Unemployment Claims, WalletHub Study

Stacey Hudson

Friday, December 17th, 2021

New unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on November 29, and were 97% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, WalletHub just released updated rankings for theStates Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files

Key Stats:

  • The good news is that every state had unemployment claims last week that were better than the same week last year. 

  • Every state had unemployment claims last week that were lower than before the pandemic except for Florida, Minnesota, Alabama, Wisconsin, California, Michigan, Tennessee, Hawaii, Alaska, North Carolina, Indiana, and New Mexico.

Most Recovered Last Week

Least Recovered Last Week

1. Georgia

42. Minnesota

2. Nebraska

43. Wisconsin

3. Kentucky

44. California

4. Kansas

45. Hawaii

5. South Carolina

46. Michigan

6. Pennsylvania

47. Indiana

7. Rhode Island

48. Alaska

8. Maryland

49. Tennessee

9. Delaware

50. New Mexico

10. South Dakota

51. North Carolina

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