How quickly are states bouncing back with regard to unemployment and where does the Peach State fall in those rankings?
Personal financial website WalletHub recently compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on four key metrics, including each state’s unemployment during the latest month for which data is available (September 2020) compared to September 2019 and January 2020. Also evaluated was not seasonally adjusted continued claims and each state’s overall unemployment rate.
Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.
|Bounced Back Most||Bounced Back Least|
|1. Nebraska||42. Texas|
|2. South Dakota||43. Michigan|
|3. Missouri||44. New Mexico|
|4. Iowa||45. Illinois|
|5. Montana||46. New York|
|6. North Dakota||47. Rhode Island|
|7. Wisconsin||48. Massachusetts|
|8. Kentucky||49. California|
|9. Alaska||50. Nevada|
|10. Vermont||51. Hawaii|