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Here's Where Jobs Have Taken Hardest COVID Hit

WalletHub looks at states where coronavirus has had the biggest effect on unemployment
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2020 1:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Since the coronavirus has found its way to the United States, the economic ramifications have been devastating, leaving unprecedented numbers of people out of work and businesses folding. WalletHub looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which have been suffering the most on the jobs front, reviewing the unemployment rate in each, as well as the change in unemployment across two time periods: from April 2019 to April 2020, as well as from January of this year to April. Nevada, a state built upon tourism and hospitality, is suffering the most, with a nearly 30% unemployment rate. Read on to see the 10 states that have taken the hardest hit from COVID-19, as well as the unemployment rate in each state:

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  1. Nevada, 29.8%
  2. Hawaii, 23.5%
  3. Michigan, 23.8%
  4. Vermont, 16.8%
  5. New Hampshire, 17.2%
  6. Indiana, 17.1%
  7. Rhode Island, 17.8%
  8. Massachusetts, 15.9%
  9. New Jersey, 15.9%
  10. Ohio, 17.4%
Check out how the jobs landscape is looking in other states here. (Each state boasts its own "iconic" job.)

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