Indiana ranks third in the nation for increasing unemployment claims

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Google+ Google+ Pinterest By Brooklyne Beatty – April 3, 2020 0 334 (“Unemployment Office” by Bytemarks, CC BY 2.0) Unfortunately, unemployment is a major issue throughout the nation as coronavirus numbers continue to climb.The Associated Press reported Thursday that more than 6.6-million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, which exceeded a record high set the week prior.The news gets worse when it’s broken down by state, as Indiana ranks third in the nation in a recent Increase in Unemployment Claims study released by WalletHub.The study breaks down findings into two categories: Increase in Unemployment Claims in 2020 vs. 2019 and Increase in Unemployment Claims in March 2020 vs. January 2020.For 2020 vs. 2019, Indiana’s total increase comes in at 7093.46%. For March vs. January, the number is 3198.22%.The top five states with the highest increase in unemployment are Louisiana, North Carolina, Indiana, New Hampshire and Florida.Michigan ranked seventh overall, with a 6467.15% yearly increase, and an increase of 2255.46% in March vs. January.If you are looking for work, there are some companies looking to hire. You can find that information in the links below:Michigan: Workers needed for critical jobs during pandemicHere are the companies mass hiring during the coronavirus pandemicYou can read the full WalletHub study by clicking here. Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Previous articleRecord 311,000 file initial unemployment claims in MichiganNext articleIndiana families to receive maximum SNAP benefits during pandemic Brooklyne Beatty Twitter Facebook TAGSclaimscoronavirusCOVID-19IndianaMichiganrankingsunemploymentWallethub Twitter Indiana ranks third in the nation for increasing unemployment claims WhatsApplast_img read more