States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus – WalletHub Study

With the U.S. experiencing a record number of initial unemployment claims, WalletHub today released its report on the States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus, along with accompanying videos.

To identify which states have experienced the largest unemployment increases, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across two key metrics. These metrics compare initial unemployment claim increases for the week of March 23, 2020 to both the same week in 2019 and the first week of 2020. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.

States with Biggest Unemployment Increases

States with Smallest Unemployment Increases

1. Louisiana 42. Idaho
2. North Carolina 43. New York
3. Indiana 44. Illinois
4. New Hampshire 45. Arkansas
5. Florida 46. Alaska
6. Virginia 47. West Virginia
7. Michigan 48. Wyoming
8. Kentucky 49. Wisconsin
9. District of Columbia 50. Connecticut
10. New Mexico 51. Oregon