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Massachusetts has one of the highest unemployment rates in the US. See where MA ranks

The online application for unemployment insurance in Massachusetts.

According to a newly released study, Massachusetts will be among the top 10 states with the highest number of unemployment claims in April 2024.

Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, AI productivity platform Plus compared unemployment insurance claims in each state between April 13, 2024, and April 20, 2024, with the total number of eligible workers per state to calculate the rate per 100,000 residents.

Massachusetts ranked sixth, with 1,844 benefit claims per 100,000 workers, just surpassing Minnesota. With a total of 3,588,386 eligible workers and 66,182 unemployment claims, this represented 1.84% of the state's working population.

2024 starts promisingly for the Massachusetts workforce

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state's unemployment rate is declining, falling to 2.9% from 3.2% in April last year.

Unemployment has fallen significantly since April and is now at 109.2, compared to 121.7 at the end of last year.

Unemployment insurance claims in other states

New Jersey took first place with 2,504 unemployment claims per 100,000 workers.

Daniel Li, CEO and co-founder of Plus, noted that the high unemployment numbers are not limited to any particular region of the country. “It's interesting to see that states from all corners of the U.S. make the top ten,” Li said. “Neither the East nor the West dominate the rankings, suggesting that unemployment is evenly distributed across the country.”

He expressed interest in monitoring future data to see whether the balance remains or whether one region performs better than the others on this particular criterion.

rank

Condition

Claims per 100,000 employees

1.

New Jersey

2,504

2.

California

2,312

3.

Rhode Island

1,906

4.

Illinois

1,852

5.

Minnesota

1,845

6.

Massachusetts

1,844

7.

new York

1,737

8th.

Washington

1,700

9.

Alaska

1,579

10.

Nevada

1,558

This article originally appeared on Telegram & Gazette: MA has one of the highest unemployment rates in the US. See rankings

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