Alabama 41st in employment recovery

Published 11:06 am Thursday, August 12, 2021

New unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on August 2, and were 94 percent below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In that recovery, Alabama ranked 41st in recovery steps to put people back to work.
Key Stats:

  • The good news is that every state had unemployment claims last week that were better than the same week last year.
  • Seven states had unemployment claims last week that were lower than before the pandemic:¬†Florida, South Carolina, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Iowa, and Louisiana.
Most Recovered Last Week Least Recovered Last Week
1. South Carolina 42. Texas
2. Florida 43. Utah
3. Kansas 44. Michigan
4. Pennsylvania 45. New Mexico
5. Arizona 46. Illinois
6. Washington 47. Colorado
7. South Dakota 48. Indiana
8. New Hampshire 49. District of Columbia
9. New York 50. Rhode Island
10. Vermont 51. Virginia