Kansas’ COVID-19 pandemic unemployment returns in fifth place in the country
Kansas’ COVID-19 pandemic unemployment returns in fifth place in the country

Kansas’ COVID-19 pandemic unemployment returns in fifth place in the country

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A recent report has found that Kansas is the fifth most restored state for COVID-19 pandemic unemployment claims.

With 431,000 jobs obtained in the country in March, down from 750,000 in February, WalletHub.com says it released its updated rankings for States whose unemployment rates return the mostand Kansas finished fifth.

To find out which states had the best pandemic unemployment, the personal finance website said it compared all 50 states based on surveys comparing unemployment statistics from March to key dates in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Kansas had the fifth-best setback with an unemployment rate of 2.5% in March. The study found that this was a change of -21.7% compared to March 2019, a change of -21% from January 2020, a change of -19.8% from March 2020 and a change of -29.1% from March 2021.

The report also found that Kansas had a -51.9% change in continuing claims.

The study found that Kansas joined New Hampshire for the state with the fifth-lowest unemployment rate in March 2022. Nebraska was listed as the most recovered state between 2019 and 2022, the fourth most restored state between January 2020 and March 2022 and most recovered state between 2020 and 2022. Nebraska was also tied to Utah for the state with the lowest unemployment.

The states that have been found to have the best bouncebacks are as follows:

  1. Nebraska
  2. Indiana
  3. Montana
  4. Utah
  5. Kansas

The states that have been found to have the worst bounceback are as follows:

  1. Hawaii
  2. New mexico
  3. Maryland
  4. Massachusetts
  5. California

To read the full survey or see where other states are falling, click HERE.

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