Due to the progress we’ve made toward vaccination and reopening, new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on March 1, and were 90% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

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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. To see the states most recovered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Most Recovered Last Week

1. New Jersey

2. South Dakota

3. Oregon

4. Pennsylvania

5. Arizona

6. Kansas

7. Montana

8. Connecticut

9. Michigan

10. North Dakota

Least Recovered Last Week

42. Rhode Island

43. Alabama

44. Nevada

45. New Mexico

46. Illinois

47. Colorado

48. West Virginia

49. Mississippi

50. Virginia

51. Ohio