Oklahoma hit hardest in latest unemployment numbers

According to the website WalletHub, Oklahoma was affected the most in last week's unemployment numbers.
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Release from WalletHub.com:

With over 44 million Americans losing their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and new unemployment claims this week higher than in the same week last year, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims, along with accompanying videos.

To identify which states’ workforces have been hurt the most by COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on increases in unemployment claims during the latest week for which we have data (June 1) and overall since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis (March 16). We used this data to rank the most impacted states for both periods. 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.

Most Affected States Last Week Least Affected States Last Week
1. Oklahoma 42. Missouri
2. Florida 43. Arkansas
3. Georgia 44. Wyoming
4. Mississippi 45. Rhode Island
5. Kentucky 46. Iowa
6. New Hampshire 47. South Dakota
7. Maryland 48. Montana
8. Louisiana 49. Idaho
9. Virginia 50. Pennsylvania
10. North Carolina 51. New Jersey

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-biggest-increase-in-unemployment-due-to-coronavirus/72730/.

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