New York ranks fourth in nation for worst unemployment rates


WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — The coronavirus pandemic has brought financial hardships to the U.S. A recent study from WalletHub determined that New York State has the fourth worst unemployment rate in the nation.

The U.S. unemployment rate sits at 11.1%, which is lower than the 14.7% that the economy saw at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As one of the harder hit states, the New York unemployment rate is at 15.6% as of June 2020, making it one of the states with the lowest unemployment recovery since June 2019.

Other New York specific findings from the study include:

  • A 304.1% change in unemployment since June 2019
  • A 275.5% change in unemployment since January 2020


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