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Unemployment Claims in Georgia Are 86.15% Lower Than Last Year

Georgia is struggling to recover from new unemployment claims, with last week’s claims higher than at the start of 2020, according to WalletHub’s updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest.


Even still, the numbers are more than 86% lower than this same time in 2020 when Georgia battled to re-open the state and balance pandemic protocols.

Source: WalletHub

States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest

StateRecovered Most Since Last Week Recovered Most Since Start of COVID-19 Crisis 
South Carolina23
New York532
New Mexico4743
West Virginia4951
Rhode Island5150

Georgia ranked 46th in the nation last week.

Key Stats:

  • Weekly unemployment claims in Georgia increased by 474.36% compared to the same week in 2019. This was the 5th biggest increase in the U.S.
  • Weekly unemployment claims in Georgia increased by 44.30% compared to the start of 2020. This was the 26th biggest increase in the U.S.
  • Weekly unemployment claims in Georgia decreased by 86.15% compared to the same week last year. This was the 9th biggest decrease in the U.S.
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You can read the complete report here.

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