10 Cities Hit Hardest by Unemployment

And the 11 that are holding their own.

WalletHub recently compared 180 of the largest U.S. cities, including the 150 most populated, to determine where unemployment has been most impacted by COVID-19.

The site compared the growth in unemployment for the month of March 2020 to both March 2019 and January 2020. 

Their data indicates that the greatest increases in unemployment rates have occurred in Seattle, which has seen unemployment increase by 87% since March of last year, and 106% since January. 

This can be largely attributed to shutdowns at Boeing and other aerospace firms in the area, as well as Microsoft and Amazon. 

The top 10 : 

  1. Seattle 
  2. Hialeah, Fla.
  3. North Las Vegas, Nev. 
  4. Miami 
  5. Henderson, Nev.
  6. Las Vegas 
  7. Aurora, Colo. 
  8. Denver 
  9. Cleveland 
  10. Colorado Springs, Colo. 

The 11 communities seeing the lowest increase in unemployment rates: 

  1. Anchorage, Alaska 
  2. Tulsa, Okla. 
  3. Aurora, Ill. 
  4. Nampa, Idaho 
  5. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  6. Oklahoma City 
  7. Spokane, Wash. 
  8. Juneau, Alaska 
  9. Boise, Idaho
  10. Honolulu, Hawaii 
  11. Madison, Wis.
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