With all Americans now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and the country continuing to reopen, new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on April 12, and were 91% 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, including Arizona at No. 5.

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Key Stats:

• The good news is that every state had unemployment claims last week that were better than the same week last year.

• The following states had unemployment claims last week that were lower than before the pandemic: New Jersey and Connecticut.

Most Recovered Last Week

1. New Jersey

2. Connecticut

3. South Dakota

4. Kansas

5. Arizona

6. Pennsylvania

7. Massachusetts

8. Illinois

9. Arkansas

10. South Carolina

Least Recovered Last Week

42. Indiana

43. Alaska

44. Virginia

45. Tennessee

46. North Dakota

47. New Mexico

48. Oklahoma

49. District of Columbia

50. Utah

51. Delaware

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