Unemployment in Kansas among states is returning most from the COVID-19 pandemic
Unemployment in Kansas among states is returning most from the COVID-19 pandemic

Unemployment in Kansas among states is returning most from the COVID-19 pandemic

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A new report shows that Kansas has continued its momentum to recover from unemployment and is again in the top 10 states recovering most from the COVID-19 pandemic.

With about 428,000 jobs created in the U.S. in April – the same as the previous month – WalletHub.com says it has released its updated rankings for States whose unemployment rates return the mostand Kansas finished seventh.

To find out which states’ unemployment rates return the most, WalletHub said it compared all 50 states and Washington, DC, based on six surveys comparing unemployment statistics from the latest available monthly data – April 2022 – with key dates in 2019 , 2020 and 2021.

The report shows that Kansas had an unemployment rate of 2.4% in April 2022, which is a change of -23.7% from April 2019, a change of -24.1% from January 2020, a change of -80.5 % from April 2020 and a change of -31.5% from April. 2021

Kansas’ border states to the north and south seem to be returning just as well. Overall, Nebraska was second with an unemployment rate of 1.9%, a change of -33.7% from April 2019, a change of -35.7% from January 2020, a change of -76.1% from April 2020 and a change of -24.6% from April 2021. Oklahoma placed in a 10th place with a 2.7% unemployment rate, which is a change of -8.6% from April 2019, a change of -11, 2% from January 2020, a change of -77.6% from April 2020 and a change of -39.7% from April 2021.

However, the Sunflower State’s neighbors to the east and west have not fared so well. Missouri was ranked No. 26 with an unemployment rate of 3.4%, a change of 13% from April 2019, 3.1% from January 2020, -68.4% from April 2020 and -28.1% from April 2021. Colorado was overall in 35th place with an unemployment rate of 3.%, which is a change of 45% from April 2019, 38.8% from January 2020, -66.8% from April 2020 and -38, 8% from April 2021.

WalletHub said that the states that recover the most are as follows:

  1. Utah
  2. Nebraska
  3. Indiana
  4. Montana
  5. Minnesota
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Kansas
  8. South Dakota
  9. Vermont
  10. Oklahoma

The report shows that states that are slowing down are as follows:

  1. Washington DC
  2. New mexico
  3. Delaware
  4. Hawaii
  5. Connecticut
  6. Alaska
  7. Texas
  8. Nevada
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. Illinois

For more information or to see where other states are falling, click HERE.

Copyright 2022 WIBW. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.