Updated: States Where Weekly Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most – WalletHub Study


Many states are fighting against a surge in COVID-19 cases, and as a result new unemployment claims slightly increased week-over-week on December 7. To help add some context to this statistic, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Weekly Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

To identify which states’ workforces are experiencing the biggest increases in unemployment claims due to COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three metrics. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A. To see the states most impacted since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Biggest Increase Last WeekSmallest Increase Last Week
1. Kansas42. North Dakota
2. Illinois43. Arkansas
3. Colorado44. Connecticut
4. Virginia45. Michigan
5. New Mexico46. West Virginia
6. Delaware47. Wyoming
7. Alaska48. Idaho
8. Indiana49. Iowa
9. California50. New Jersey
10. New Hampshire51. South Carolina


Recent Deals

Interested in advertising your deals? Contact Edwin Warfield.