Kansas in bottom half of states for unemployment recovery
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas ranks 33 when it comes to unemployment recovery.
Kansas has ranked 33 out of 50 when compared to other states and unemployment recovery according to a WalletHub survey.
WalletHub says there are 17.8 million Americans unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the personal financial advisors, there were 1.4 million new unemployment claims last week.
According to WalletHub, Kansas unemployment rates are over 615% higher than in the same time period in 2019. Since the start of 2020 Kansas unemployment has gone up over 437%.
WalletHub says that from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the same time period in 2019 Kansas has seen an increase in unemployment by almost 1400%.
For more information on the study or to see where other states ranked visit WalletHub.com.
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