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South Dakota has the 4th Biggest Increase in Unemployment Claims Due to Coronavirus, Study Finds

Jun 24, 2020 07:00AM ● By MED Magazine

States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims

To identify which states’ workforces have been hurt the most by COVID-19, personal finance site WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on increases in unemployment claims. They used this data to rank the most impacted states in both the weeks of May 11 and overall since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis on March 16. 

Increase in South Dakota Unemployment Claims Due to Coronavirus (1=Worst, 25=Avg.):

2,220.73% Increase in Unemployment Claims (May 2020 vs May 2019)

3,806 the week of May 11, 2020 vs 164 the week of May 13, 2019

4th highest increase in the U.S.

856.28% Increase in the Number of Unemployment Claims (May 2020 vs January 2020)

3,806 the week of May 11, 2020 vs 398 the week of January 1, 2020

13th highest increase in the U.S.

3,430.36% Increase in Unemployment Claims Since Pandemic Started

46,893 between the week of March 16, 2020 and the week of May 11, 2020 vs 1,367 between the week of March 18, 2019 and the week of May 13, 2019

8th highest increase in the U.S.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:

https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-biggest-increase-in-unemployment-due-to-coronavirus/72730/.



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