In a news feed full of negativity, this is a bit of good news for the Illinois Quad Cities.

With the U.S. experiencing a record number of initial unemployment claims, WalletHub released its report on the States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus, along with accompanying videos.

Source: WalletHub

To identify which states have experienced the largest unemployment increases, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across two key metrics. These metrics compare initial unemployment claim increases for the week of March 23, 2020 to both the same week in 2019 and the first week of 2020. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.

States with Biggest Unemployment IncreasesStates with Smallest Unemployment Increases
1. Louisiana42. Idaho
2. North Carolina43. New York
3. Indiana44. Illinois
4. New Hampshire45. Arkansas
5. Florida46. Alaska
6. Virginia47. West Virginia
7. Michigan48. Wyoming
8. Kentucky49. Wisconsin
9. District of Columbia50. Connecticut
10. New Mexico51. Oregon
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