Initial unemployment insurance claims filed during the week ending April 11, by state

State Initial claims filed Percent change from pre-virus period Level change from pre-virus period Level change from a year ago Sum of initial claims for the five weeks ending April 11 Level change from same five-week period one year ago Percent change from same five-week period one year ago
Alabama 91,079 4,221% 88,971 88,698 291,513 279,622 2452%
Alaska 12,752 1,410% 11,908 11,760 50,083 45,508 1095%
Arizona 97,784 2,878% 94,501 91,936 352,344 330,937 1646%
Arkansas 34,635 2,241% 33,156 33,184 135,134 126,509 1567%
California 660,966 1,517% 620,094 621,537 2,882,044 2,686,900 1477%
Colorado 105,073 5,418% 103,169 103,036 235,332 226,853 2775%
Connecticut 33,962 1,216% 31,381 30,508 129,193 116,119 988%
Delaware 13,272 2,224% 12,701 12,790 62,508 60,211 2721%
District of Columbia 9,904 2,079% 9,450 9,485 56,777 54,722 2763%
Florida 181,293 3,478% 176,226 174,948 660,438 631,233 2261%
Georgia 317,526 5,831% 312,173 312,278 859,063 836,433 3796%
Hawaii 34,693 2,955% 33,557 33,565 146,794 140,922 2500%
Idaho 17,817 1,518% 16,716 16,869 96,279 91,076 1850%
Illinois 141,049 1,402% 131,658 133,321 645,495 603,741 1546%
Indiana 118,184 4,611% 115,676 115,814 446,719 435,121 3852%
Iowa 46,356 1,887% 44,023 44,520 209,697 199,579 2073%
Kansas 30,769 1,808% 29,156 29,471 159,723 152,659 2261%
Kentucky 115,763 4,527% 113,261 113,655 398,295 387,183 3584%
Louisiana 80,045 4,648% 78,359 78,158 352,759 344,270 4155%
Maine 13,273 1,610% 12,497 12,562 90,046 86,740 2724%
Maryland 60,823 2,103% 58,063 58,043 302,474 289,300 2296%
Massachusetts 103,040 1,601% 96,982 98,575 580,011 558,884 2745%
Michigan 219,320 3,870% 213,796 213,741 1,045,553 1,018,512 3867%
Minnesota 89,634 2,447% 86,115 86,830 428,772 413,222 2757%
Mississippi 46,160 5,477% 45,332 45,067 130,693 125,730 2633%
Missouri 95,785 3,053% 92,747 92,961 337,796 322,577 2220%
Montana 13,437 1,620% 12,656 12,622 71,610 67,852 1,906%
Nebraska 16,391 3,125% 15,883 15,825 84,665 81,329 2,538%
Nevada 60,180 2,509% 57,873 57,984 310,061 299,441 2,920%
New Hampshire 23,936 4,142% 23,372 23,455 124,537 122,092 5,094%
New Jersey 140,600 1,619% 132,421 132,959 686,971 649,391 1,828%
New Mexico 19,494 2,652% 18,786 18,679 92,449 88,415 2,292%
New York 395,949 2,048% 377,519 383,818 1,201,266 1,137,924 1,896%
North Carolina 137,934 5,263% 135,362 134,882 545,117 530,690 3,778%
North Dakota 10,378 2,374% 9,959 10,106 43,398 42,089 3,315%
Ohio 157,218 2,054% 149,918 151,983 861,052 831,179 2,882%
Oklahoma 48,977 3,076% 47,435 47,153 181,017 171,222 1,848%
Oregon 50,930 1,182% 46,958 46,578 195,539 174,992 952%
Pennsylvania 238,357 1,788% 225,736 226,862 1,313,564 1,255,447 2,260%
Rhode Island 22,805 1,931% 21,682 22,054 115,803 112,067 3,100%
South Carolina 87,686 4,409% 85,742 85,648 274,653 264,888 2,813%
South Dakota 6,152 3,276% 5,970 6,071 23,042 22,355 3,354%
Tennessee 74,772 3,620% 72,762 72,608 320,237 306,655 2,358%
Texas 273,567 2,009% 260,596 259,699 1,036,521 971,271 1,589%
Utah 24,171 2,314% 23,170 22,807 106,738 101,706 2,121%
Vermont 9,478 1,440% 8,863 8,780 45,028 42,274 1,635%
Virginia 106,723 3,940% 104,082 104,463 415,572 404,732 3,834%
Washington 150,516 2,379% 144,446 143,577 648,766 618,866 2,170%
West Virginia 14,595 1,192% 13,465 13,637 48,013 44,150 1,243%
Wisconsin 69,884 1,136% 64,230 65,200 341,862 314,704 1,259%
Wyoming 4,904 885% 4,406 4,307 22,013 20,203 1,216%

Notes: Initial claims for the week ending April 11 reflect advance state claims, not seasonally adjusted. For comparisons to the “pre-virus period,” we use a four-week average of initial claims for the weeks ending February 15–March 7, 2020.

Source: U.S. Employment and Training Administration, Initial Claims [ICSA], retrieved from Department of Labor (DOL), https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf and https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims.asp, April 16, 2020

View the underlying data on epi.org.