Florida had the biggest increase in unemployment due to COVID-19, says new study

As Florida suffers through record unemployment due to the coronavirus shutdown, a new study says the Sunshine State has in fact experienced the nation’s largest increase in job losses due to the pandemic.

A new report by economic researchers WalletHub finds Florida is the No. 1 state experiencing unemployment effects due to the virus. Our northern neighbor Georgia comes in at a close second.

The report analyzed Department of Labor statistics from the 50 states and the District of Columbia. So far, 30.3 million Americans have reported the loss of work, one in six, amid the nation’s worst layoffs.

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