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Unemployment: Hawaii Worst Recovery from COVID
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Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most

From Wallet Hub, Jun 23, 2021

May’s jobs report showed better job growth than the previous month but still fell short of expert predictions. The economy gained just 559,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, with notable gains in sectors including leisure and hospitality, public and private education, and health care and social assistance.

Now, the U.S. unemployment rate sits at 5.8%, which is still high but is much lower than the nearly historic high of 14.7% in April 2020. This overall drop can be attributed largely to a combination of vaccinations and states loosening restrictions. It will take far more time for us to reduce the unemployment rate to pre-pandemic levels than it did for the virus to reverse over a decade of job growth, though.

In order to identify the states whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on five key metrics that compare unemployment rate statistics from the latest month for which data is available (May 2021) to key dates in 2019 and 2020….

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Overall Rank  51
State Hawaii
Unemployment Rate (May 2021)  8.10%
Change in Unemployment (May 2021 vs May 2019)  207.80%
Change in Unemployment (May 2021 vs January 2020)  278.40%
Change in Unemployment (May 2021 vs May 2020)  -62.80%
Not Seasonally Adjusted Continued Claims (May 2021 vs May 2019)  153.70%
Recovery from Unemployment (May 2021 vs May 2019) 51
Recovery from Unemployment (May 2021 vs January 2020)  51
Unemployment Rate (May 2021)  51
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