Unemployment claims filed by state

California had the highest number of people filing unemployment insurance claims during the week of April 4, according to the most recent data available from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The data is based on an analysis of unemployment insurance weekly claims data from the U.S. Department of Labor, which administers unemployment insurance jointly with individual states. Kaiser Family Foundation has tracked these claims on a weekly basis to get a sense of emerging unemployment.

Here are the U.S. states and the District of Columbia, ranked by number of people filing unemployment insurance claims during the week of April 4:

1. California: 918,814

2. Georgia: 390,132

3. Michigan: 388,554

4. New York: 344,451

5. Texas: 315,167

6. Pennsylvania: 277,640

7. Ohio: 226,191

8. New Jersey: 214,836

9. Illinois: 201,041

10. Washington: 171,252

11. Florida: 169,885

12. Virginia: 147,369

13. Massachusetts: 139,647

14. North Carolina: 137,422

15. Arizona: 132,428

16. Indiana: 127,010

17. Kentucky: 117,575

18. Tennessee: 112,186

19. Minnesota: 110,260

20. Maryland: 109,496

21. Alabama: 106,739

22. Wisconsin: 104,823

23. Louisiana: 100,621

24. Missouri: 91,458

25. South Carolina: 86,573

26. Nevada: 79,285

27. Iowa: 64,194

28. Oregon: 62,788

29. Arkansas: 62,086

30. Oklahoma: 60,534

31. Hawaii: 53,101

32. Kansas: 49,306

33. Colorado: 46,326

34. Mississippi: 45,852

35. New Hampshire: 39,202

36. Connecticut: 33,464

37. Utah: 33,040

38. Maine: 30,910

39. Idaho: 30,904

40. Rhode Island: 28,243

41. Nebraska: 27,054

42. New Mexico: 26,132

43. Montana: 21,244

44. Delaware: 18,851

45. Vermont: 16,474

46. District of Columbia: 15,329

47. North Dakota: 15,125

48. Alaska: 14,590

49. West Virginia: 14,494

50. South Dakota: 8,138

51. Wyoming: 6,543

 

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