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Unemployment in Age of Coronavirus: Applications Filed State-by-State

Unemployment in Age of Coronavirus: Applications Filed State-by-State

6.2 million applicants nationally in one week
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Displaced workers continue to file initial unemployment claims as the COVID-19 outbreak and mandatory stay-at-home orders shutter most non-essential businesses. In the week ending April 4, the number of advance initial claims not adjusted for seasonal change reached 6.2 million in the U.S. The week before ending March 28, the number of advance initial claims reported by the 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands topped 5.8 million. 

For context, in 2019 total claims for the week ending with March 30 totaled 183,801 for the whole country. For the week ending with April 6 it was 196,170. So these same weeks in 2020 have seen a 96.84% increase in unemployment claims.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of initial unemployment claims filed the weeks ending in March 28 and April 4 as reported by the states liable for paying the unemployment compensation.

Alabama

Alabama

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In the week ending March 28, 80,186 initial unemployment claims were filed in Alabama. 105,607 initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending April 4.

Alaska

Alaska

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In the week ending March 28, 14,523 initial unemployment claims were filed in Alaska. 15,370 initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending April 4.

Arizona

Arizona

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In the week ending March 28, 89,064 initial unemployment claims were filed in Arizona. 132,189 initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending April 4.

Arkansas

Arkansas

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In the week ending March 28, 26,944 initial unemployment claims were filed in Arkansas. 60,992 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

California

California

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In the week ending March 28, 878,727 initial unemployment claims were filed in California. 925,450 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Colorado

Colorado

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In the week ending March 28, 60,784 initial unemployment claims were filed in Colorado. 45,494 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Connecticut

Connecticut

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In the week ending March 28, 33,182 initial unemployment claims were filed in Connecticut. 33,418 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Delaware

Delaware

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In the week ending March 28, 18,987 initial unemployment claims were filed in Delaware. 18,863 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Florida

Florida

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In the week ending March 28, 227,000 initial unemployment claims were filed in Florida. 169,885 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Georgia

Georgia

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In the week ending March 28, 132,386 initial unemployment claims were filed in Georgia. 388,175 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Hawaii

Hawaii

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In the week ending March 28, 48,861 initial unemployment claims were filed in Hawaii. 53,082 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Idaho

Idaho

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In the week ending March 28, 32,240 initial unemployment claims were filed in Idaho. 30,022 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Illinois

Illinois

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In the week ending March 28, 178,133 initial unemployment claims were filed in Illinois. 200,940 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Indiana

Indiana

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In the week ending March 28, 146,243 initial unemployment claims were filed in Indiana. 133,639 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Iowa

Iowa

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In the week ending March 28, 58,453 initial unemployment claims were filed in Iowa. 67,334 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Kansas

Kansas

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In the week ending March 28, 54,739 initial unemployment claims were filed in Kansas. 49,756 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Kentucky

Kentucky

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In the week ending March 28, 112,726 initial unemployment claims were filed in Kentucky. 117,135 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4. 

Louisiana

Louisiana

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In the week ending March 28, 97,830 initial unemployment claims were filed in Louisiana. 102,985 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Maine

Maine

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In the week ending March 28, 23,535 initial unemployment claims were filed in Maine. 30,631 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Maryland

Maryland

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In the week ending March 28, 83,536 initial unemployment claims were filed in Maryland. 107,408 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

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In the week ending March 28, 181,062 initial unemployment claims were filed in Massachusetts. 139,582 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Michigan

Michigan

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In the week ending March 28, 311,086 initial unemployment claims were filed in Michigan. 384,844 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Minnesota

Minnesota

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In the week ending March 28, 109,896 initial unemployment claims were filed in Minnesota. 111,119 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Mississippi

Mississippi

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In the week ending March 28, 30,946 initial unemployment claims were filed in Mississippi. 46,504 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Missouri

Missouri

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In the week ending March 28, 96,734 initial unemployment claims were filed in Missouri. 82,399 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Montana

Montana

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In the week ending March 28, 19,540 initial unemployment claims were filed in Montana. 20,011 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4. 

Nebraska

Nebraska

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In the week ending March 28, 24,572 initial unemployment claims were filed in Nebraska. 26,788 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Nevada

Nevada

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In the week ending March 28, 71,419 initial unemployment claims were filed in Nevada. 79,865 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

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In the week ending March 28, 27,454 initial unemployment claims were filed in New Hampshire. 36,214 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

New Jersey

New Jersey

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In the week ending March 28, 205,515 initial unemployment claims were filed in New Jersey. 213,897 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

New Mexico

New Mexico

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In the week ending March 28, 28,182 initial unemployment claims were filed in New Mexico. 26,606 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

New York

New York

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In the week ending March 28, 366,403 initial unemployment claims were filed in New York. 345,246 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

North Carolina

North Carolina

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In the week ending March 28, 170,881 initial unemployment claims were filed in North Carolina. 137,573 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

North Dakota

North Dakota

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In the week ending March 28, 12,591 initial unemployment claims were filed in North Dakota. 16,093 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Ohio

Ohio

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In the week ending March 28, 272,129 initial unemployment claims were filed in Ohio. 224,182 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

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In the week ending March 28, 44,970 initial unemployment claims were filed in Oklahoma. 51,124 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Oregon

Oregon

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In the week ending March 28, 42,502 initial unemployment claims were filed in Oregon. 56,646 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

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In the week ending March 28, 405,880 initial unemployment claims were filed in Pennsylvania. 283,718 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

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In the week ending March 28, 28,067 initial unemployment claims were filed in Rhode Island. 28,255 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

South Carolina

South Carolina

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In the week ending March 28, 64,856 initial unemployment claims were filed in South Carolina. 85,018 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

South Dakota

South Dakota

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In the week ending March 28, 6,645 initial unemployment claims were filed in South Dakota. 7,916 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Tennessee

Tennessee

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In the week ending March 28, 94,492 initial unemployment claims were filed in Tennessee. 116,141 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Texas

Texas

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In the week ending March 28, 275,597 initial unemployment claims were filed in Texas. 313,832 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Utah

Utah

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In the week ending March 28, 28,560 initial unemployment claims were filed in Utah. 33,076 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Vermont

Vermont

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In the week ending March 28, 14,443 initial unemployment claims were filed in Vermont. 16,176 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Virginia

Virginia

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In the week ending March 28, 114,104 initial unemployment claims were filed in Virginia. 149,758 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Washington

Washington

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In the week ending March 28, 187,501 initial unemployment claims were filed in Washington. 176,827 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

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In the week ending March 28, 14,868 initial unemployment claims were filed in Washington D.C. 15,393 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

West Virginia

West Virginia

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In the week ending March 28, 14,166 initial unemployment claims were filed in West Virginia. 14,145 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4. 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

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In the week ending March 28, 110,724 initial unemployment claims were filed in Wisconsin. 104,776 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.

Wyoming

Wyoming

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In the week ending March 28, 4,675 initial unemployment claims were filed in Wyoming. 4,900 people filed initial claims the week ending April 4.