Despite the fact that the U.S. has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year, new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on February 1, and were 88% 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 Weekly Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

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, along with a WalletHub Q&A. To see the states most recovered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Most Recovered Last Week Least Recovered Last Week
1. New Jersey 42. Louisiana
2. Montana 43. Nevada
3. Wisconsin 44. Maryland
4. Pennsylvania 45. New Hampshire
5. South Dakota 46. New Mexico
6. Oregon 47. Colorado
7. Washington 48. Virginia
8. Michigan 49. Mississippi
9. North Dakota 50. Rhode Island
10. Arkansas 51. Ohio

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