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States with the highest unemployment one year after the COVID-19 pandemic began

One year after the World Health Organization officially declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic, Americans are still filing unemployment applications at a pace father than during the Great Recession.

While all states have seen unemployment applications recede from record highs after the coronavirus pandemic first roiled America’s employment picture last spring, some have suffered stubbornly high job losses months into the recovery.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest report, which breaks out the insured unemployment rate (a ratio of people on unemployment benefits divided by labor force) at the state level through Feb. 20, Pennsylvania led all states

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