Some states are pausing their reopening processes, but new unemployment claims during the last week of June were 79% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest jobs report. To help add some context to that statistic, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

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. New Jersey

42. Wyoming

2. Connecticut

43. Oklahoma

3. Rhode Island

44. North Carolina

4. Oregon

45. Alaska

5. South Dakota

46. Mississippi

6. Pennsylvania

47. Louisiana

7. Montana

48. Virginia

8. Iowa

49. Florida

9. West Virginia

50. Georgia

10. Vermont

51. Indiana


Source: WalletHub

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