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.
- 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|