North Carolina has the ninth largest increase in unemployment due to COVID-19, according to a WalletHub study released Thursday morning.

With more than half of the U.S. starting to reopen at least partially but almost 36.5 million Americans having lost their jobs during the pandemic, WalletHub released updated rankings for the States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to the Coronavirus, along with accompanying videos.

To identify which states’ workforces have been hurt most by COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on increases in unemployment claims. This data was used to rank the most impacted states in both the latest week for which we have data (May 4) and overall since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis (March 16).

 

Source: WalletHub

Increase in North Carolina Unemployment Due to Coronavirus (1=Worst, 25=Avg.):

  • 1,650.02% Increase in Unemployment Claims (May 2020 vs May 2019)
    • 56,193 the week of May 4, 2020 vs 3,211 the week of May 6, 2019
    • 13th highest increase in the U.S.
  • 1,501.85% Increase in the Number of Unemployment Claims (May 2020 vs January 2020)
    • 56,193 the week of May 4, 2020 vs 3,508 the week of January 1, 2020
    • 6th highest increase in the U.S.
  • 3,792.50% Increase in Unemployment Claims Since Pandemic Started
    • 891,161 between the week of March 16, 2020 and the week of May 4, 2020 vs 23,498 between the week of March 18, 2019 and the week of May 6, 2019
    • 6th highest increase in the U.S.
  • States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus
    State Most Affected Last Week  Most Affected Since Start of COVID-19 Crisis
    Connecticut 1 30
    Florida 2 4
    Louisiana 3 5
    Georgia 4 1
    Kentucky 5 2
    Mississippi 6 12
    Virginia 7 7
    South Dakota 8 8
    North Carolina 9 6
    New Hampshire 10 3
    Washington 11 24
    Oklahoma 12 13
    Maryland 13 26
    District of Columbia 14 17
    New Mexico 15 28
    Texas 16 36
    Nevada 17 21
    Tennessee 18 22
    Colorado 19 16
    Maine 20 18
    Arizona 21 44
    Alaska 22 50
    Indiana 23 9
    Minnesota 24 14
    Hawaii 25 23
    South Carolina 26 11
    New York 27 40
    Kansas 28 31
    Alabama 29 19
    Illinois 30 45
    Nebraska 31 27
    Delaware 32 32
    Massachusetts 33 33
    Oregon 34 51
    Ohio 35 20
    California 36 47
    New Jersey 37 43
    Wyoming 38 49
    Utah 39 35
    Arkansas 40 42
    Missouri 41 25
    Michigan 42 10
    West Virginia 43 29
    Vermont 44 46
    Iowa 45 37
    Wisconsin 46 48
    North Dakota 47 15
    Rhode Island 48 38
    Pennsylvania 49 34
    Idaho 50 39
    Montana 51 41

    Rank 1 = Most Affected.

    Detailed Findings

    State Increase in Unemployment Claims (2020 vs 2019)* Increase in Unemployment Claims (May vs January 2020)** Increase in Unemployment Claims (May vs Start of COVID-19 Crisis)***
    Connecticut 13792.09% 3703.87% 2123.26%
    Florida 3366.18% 4705.22% 4155.56%
    Louisiana 1885.60% 2328.71% 4137.11%
    Georgia 4659.21% 1314.93% 4933.15%
    Kentucky 3941.49% 1234.67% 4541.87%
    Mississippi 1592.14% 1836.33% 2767.18%
    Virginia 2052.20% 1574.91% 3782.34%
    South Dakota 2643.85% 1189.20% 3570.16%
    North Carolina 1650.02% 1501.85% 3792.50%
    New Hampshire 2231.94% 1275.51% 4473.62%
    Washington 2168.40% 1059.32% 2346.98%
    Oklahoma 1796.70% 1014.31% 2756.55%
    Maryland 1677.51% 1017.30% 2322.39%
    District of Columbia 1351.01% 1094.59% 2674.47%
    New Mexico 1343.72% 1007.63% 2297.15%
    Texas 993.23% 1045.56% 1886.77%
    Nevada 1049.93% 962.06% 2492.85%
    Tennessee 1110.57% 850.32% 2454.51%
    Colorado 1174.39% 825.26% 2690.12%
    Maine 2083.41% 509.20% 2636.42%
    Arizona 645.66% 915.17% 1462.29%
    Alaska 985.21% 752.91% 1265.56%
    Indiana 1397.85% 592.17% 3454.02%
    Minnesota 1392.87% 454.33% 2714.32%
    Hawaii 903.01% 575.45% 2377.05%
    South Carolina 1564.77% 335.19% 3183.53%
    New York 1496.49% 346.81% 1650.19%
    Kansas 749.81% 550.72% 2111.58%
    Alabama 978.58% 442.56% 2557.20%
    Illinois 726.09% 519.69% 1434.88%
    Nebraska 831.40% 483.08% 2315.69%
    Delaware 795.41% 479.20% 2072.60%
    Massachusetts 993.36% 369.85% 2011.87%
    Oregon 852.21% 372.70% 1184.24%
    Ohio 775.59% 369.82% 2522.22%
    California 440.23% 482.86% 1329.04%
    New Jersey 795.27% 348.19% 1508.13%
    Wyoming 913.58% 305.74% 1314.39%
    Utah 673.02% 370.03% 1891.95%
    Arkansas 638.17% 381.99% 1555.80%
    Missouri 869.81% 287.20% 2339.07%
    Michigan 845.73% 259.19% 3351.88%
    West Virginia 682.06% 273.53% 2242.15%
    Vermont 546.31% 312.50% 1388.35%
    Iowa 659.30% 264.91% 1816.35%
    Wisconsin 812.10% 200.16% 1317.19%
    North Dakota 517.82% 285.77% 2710.12%
    Rhode Island 627.50% 169.68% 1794.96%
    Pennsylvania 590.84% 176.79% 1937.73%
    Idaho 648.78% 86.37% 1763.28%
    Montana 478.66% 121.41% 1641.48%

    *Refers to the increase in the number of unemployment insurance initial claims in the week of May 4, 2020 compared to the week of May 6, 2019.
    **Refers to the increase in the number of unemployment insurance initial claims in the week of May 4, 2020 compared to the week of January 1, 2020.
    ***Refers to the increase in the Number of Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims between the weeks of March 16, 2020 to May 4, 2020 compared to the weeks of March 18, 2019 to May 6, 2019.

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