UPDATE: NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS, STATE-BY-STATE

KEY POINTS:

  • New unemployment claims have surged in recent weeks.
  • For each state, the chart shows the ratio of initial unemployment claims filed in the most recent week for which the data offer full coverage (ending in April 25th) to the number filed in the first week of full coverage in 2020 (ending January 11th).
  • Each value represents how many individuals in a state are now filing for unemployment,¬†on average, per one individual who filed during 2020’s first week.