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Updated : August 4th, 2020

There is little doubt that coronavirus has taken the world by storm. With West Virginia reporting a confirmed case, all 50 states in the United States are now affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The deadly virus is not only leading to the shutdown of the states and assaulting the U.S. economy but also is increasing the unemployment rate. For those losing employment through no fault of their own, filing for unemployment benefits can be an effective way to overcome the unexpected financial crisis.

Amid the outbreak of coronavirus, many states have eased the unemployment benefits criteria and are offering immediate financial relief to those who have lost employment owing to the COVID-19 pandemic impacts such as travel restrictions, project cancelation, temporary shutdown of social gathering places, etc.

In this article, we will have a detailed look at the number of COVID-19 cases in popular states, the unemployment rate, and the unemployment benefits (UI) offered.

STATES CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 2020 UI BENEFITS (MAX/WEEK)
Florida 217 2.8 $275
Michigan 65 3.8 $363
California 727 3.9 $450
New Jersey 267 3.8 $696
Illinois 161 3.5 $648
Nevada 56 3.6 $426
Ohio 67 4.1 $598
New York 1,708 3.8 $435
North Carolina 66 3.6 $350
Pennsylvania 115 4.7 $561
Oregon 68 3.3 $538
Washington 1,014 3.9 $713
Connecticut 68 3.7 $688
Kentucky 27 4.3 $502
Virginia 67 67 $378
Georgia 150 3.1 $330
Minnesota 62 3.2 $740/week
Maryland 60 3.3 $430
Massachusetts 218 2.8 $1153
Indiana 30 3.1 $390
Colorado 186 2.5 $573
Louisiana 196 5.3 $284
Tennessee 78 3.3 $275
New Hampshire 26 2.6 $427
Missouri 15 3.5 $320
Iowa 29 2.8 $559
Wisconsin 72 3.5 $370
Oklahoma 17 3.3 $520
Alabama 36 2.7 $265
Utah 51 2.5 $543
Arizona 20 4.5 $240
South Carolina 47 2.4 $326
Rhode Island 23 3.4 $707
Arkansas 22 3.5 $451
Hawaii 13 2.7 $630
Kansas 16 3.1 $474
Maine 32 3.1 $667
Idaho 9 2.8 $414
West Virginia 1 5.0 $424
Montana 9 3.5 $518
Nebraska 18 2.9 $414
Delaware 16 4.0 $330
Vermont 10 2.4 $466
Mississippi 21 5.5 $235
Wyoming 10 3.7 $489
Alaska 3 6.0 $442
District of Columbia 31 5.2 $444
South Dakota 11 3.4 $390

Have you lost your employment due to coronavirus? File a claim for unemployment benefits through a hassle-free process and get benefited during this tough time.

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