Though April’s jobs report only showed 266,000 jobs gained compared to the 1 million expected, new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on May 10, and were 93% 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, and Arizona is one of the states whose unemployment claims are recovering quickest.

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Key Stats:

• Surprisingly, two states (West Virginia and Rhode Island) had unemployment claims last week that were worse than the same week last year.

• Vermont had unemployment claims last week that were lower than before the pandemic.

Most Recovered Last Week

1. Vermont

2. South Carolina

3. Arkansas

4. Kansas

5. New York

6. Kentucky

7. Connecticut

8. Arizona

9. Montana

10. Missouri

Least Recovered Last Week

42. Louisiana

43. Florida

44. Alaska

45. Georgia

46. Virginia

47. New Mexico

48. Oklahoma

49. West Virginia

50. Delaware

51. Rhode Island