North Carolina and U.S. unemployment claims - data and graphs
This page displays charts showing new, existing and average unemployment claims in North Carolina and all other states in the U.S. in light of the coronavirus pandemic.Posted — Updated
With the coronavirus health pandemic causing an economic crisis across the state and nation, WRAL News is tracking North Carolina unemployment data in a variety of ways and creating visual displays to help you understand the impact on the state's work force and economy.
Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in late March — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The interactive AP graphic shows total claims across the U.S., and you can drill into statistics for other states.
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