Maryland is having a successful recovery from new unemployment claims, with last week’s claims lower than in the same week in 2019, according to WalletHub’s updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest.
- Weekly unemployment claims in Maryland decreased by 37.91% compared to the same week in 2019. This was the 6th biggest decrease in the U.S.
- Weekly unemployment claims in Maryland decreased by 52.29% compared to the start of 2020. This was the 25th biggest decrease in the U.S.
- Weekly unemployment claims in Maryland decreased by 81.62% compared to the same week last year. This was the 6th biggest decrease in the U.S.
From the report: The U.S. is making significant progress in the fight against COVID-19 with the distribution of the vaccine and boosters, and this has been reflected in the job market, as new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on June 6. There are currently 6 million Americans unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in total, though, and it’s important to look at some key stats for the latest week to get the full picture:
- There were 229,000 new unemployment claims nationwide, which is a lot fewer than the 6.1 million during the peak of the pandemic (a 96% reduction).
- The good news is that every state except South Carolina 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 Wisconsin, North Dakota, Illinois, Georgia, California, Michigan, Colorado, Utah, Indiana, and Ohio.
To identify which states’ workforces are experiencing the quickest recovery from COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on changes in unemployment claims for several key benchmark weeks.
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