1. No U.S. state avoided job losses in April: Labor Department  Reuters
  2. Arkansas unemployment rate hits 10.2%  4029tv
  3. Iowa’s April unemployment rate climbs to 10.2%  KCCI Des Moines
  4. Jobless Rate Rose in All 50 States in April, Labor Department Says  The Wall Street Journal
  5. 43 states have record unemployment. See where your state ranks  CNN
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Unemployment rates rose and total employment fell in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in April as efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to close across the United States, the Labor Department said on Friday.Unemployment rates rose and total employment fell in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in April as efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to close across the United States, the Labor Department said on Friday.

No U.S. state avoided job losses in April: Labor Department - Reuters

Arkansas' unemployment rate hit 10.2% in April, according to preliminary numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday morning.Arkansas' unemployment rate hit 10.2% in April, according to preliminary numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday morning.

Coronavirus leads to Arkansas unemployment spike

“Still-high jobless claims are weighing heavily on individual states’ labor forces—for example, KY, GA & PA are seeing ~25% or more of their labor forces having filed for unemployment @bloomberg @BLS_gov @USDOL”

Liz Ann Sonders on Twitter: "Still-high jobless claims are weighing heavily on individual states’ labor forces—for example, KY, GA & PA are seeing ~25% or more of their labor forces having filed for unemployment @bloomberg @BLS_gov @USDOL… https://t.co/C9c3dhnBIR"

“According to @bls_gov, 1 MILLION public employees—police, firefighters, paramedics, hospital workers—were laid off in April. Our #SMARTFund is the sensible move to keep Americans on the job and fighting #COVID19. @SenBillCassidy https://t.co/hO4uOVXxkT”

Senator Bob Menendez on Twitter: "According to @bls_gov, 1 MILLION public employees—police, firefighters, paramedics, hospital workers—were laid off in April. Our #SMARTFund is the sensible move to keep Americans on the job and fighting #COVID19. @SenBillCassidy… https://t.co/mIOATYkBqw"

“Connecticut's Dept. of Labor throws shade at @BLS_gov, saying that its official unemployment rate "must be considered inaccurate," & noting that data collection errors resulted in unemployment being "severely underestimated." H/t to @luhby who noticed https://t.co/EJmwzAISlt”

Annalyn Kurtz on Twitter: "Connecticut's Dept. of Labor throws shade at @BLS_gov, saying that its official unemployment rate "must be considered inaccurate," & noting that data collection errors resulted in unemployment being "severely underestimated." H/t to @luhby who noticed https://t.co/EJmwzAISlt… https://t.co/byIapNgTxS"

“WOW! Indiana's state unemployment rate just jumped to almost 17% (16.9) according to @BLS_gov data released this morning. In nearby Michigan, that number is over 22%.”

Justin Hicks on Twitter: "WOW! Indiana's state unemployment rate just jumped to almost 17% (16.9) according to @BLS_gov data released this morning. In nearby Michigan, that number is over 22%.… https://t.co/WS6xVf1Vo7"

The $600 a week being added to unemployment pay is not tax free. All unemployment compensation is included in your gross income.The $600 a week being added to unemployment pay is not tax free. All unemployment compensation is included in your gross income.

Is the $600 unemployment tax free? No, it's taxed with other benefits - Business Insider

Iowa Workforce Development reported a slight decline in unemployment claims in the last week as some businesses have been allowed to reopen.Iowa Workforce Development reported a slight decline in unemployment claims in the last week as some businesses have been allowed to reopen.

Iowa’s April unemployment rate climbs to 10.2%

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts unemployment rate soared to 15.1% in April - up from about 2.8% in March - as the state's efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus shuttered wide swaths of the economy, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' preliminary estimates indicate Massachusetts lost 623,000 jobs in April, with the vast majority - 597,100 - coming from the private sector. One of the hardest hit areas was leisure and hospitality, which saw a 61% drop after losing 216,200 jobs. Construction also took a huge hit, falling more than 37% after shedding 60,000 jobs. Other areas that experienced heavy job losses include trade, transportation, and utilities; education and health services; and other services and government. No sector gained jobs. The Massachusetts unemployment rate in April was four-tenths of a percentage point higher than the national rate of 14.7%. Massachusetts was among the state hardest hit by the virus. ___ MILLION DOLLAR RING One of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl rings put up for auction to raise funds for coronavirus relief has sold for more than $1 million. Bidding for the Super Bowl 51 ring, commemorating the Patriots comeback from a 28-3 deficit for a 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons, ended Thursday with a winning bid of $1,025,000, according to the All-In Challenge. The winning bidder's name was not disclosed. Kraft said earlier he decided to auction the Super Bowl 51 ring because of the significance of the team's comeback. He also said he'd bring the winning bidder to Gillette Stadium to receive the ring in person when it was safe to do so. All of the money raised by the All-In Challenge goes directly to Feeding America,...

Massachusetts unemployment rate rockets higher than 15% - SFGate

Missouri's unemployment rate was up in April over the previous year and the previous month, but the state fared far better than most of its neighbors and most of the nation.

Missouri unemployment jumps in April, but rate lower than most states - ABC17NEWS

The state's unemployment rate in March was 5%.The state's unemployment rate in March was 5%.

Arkansas unemployment rate soars above 10% in April

The latest monthly unemployment numbers for Massachusetts have been released.The latest monthly unemployment numbers for Massachusetts have been released.

Mass. unemployment rate rises to 15% as state loses another 623,000 jobs

A higher percentage of Iowans are out of work than at any point during the Great Recession or the farm crisis of the 1980s.A higher percentage of Iowans are out of work than at any point during the Great Recession or the farm crisis of the 1980s.

Coroanvirus in Iowa: State's unemployment rate soars to record 10.2%

Since mid-March, nearly 865,000 Massachusetts workers have filed applications for unemployment benefits

New unemployment claims in Massachusetts still below 50K in week before state began reopening from coronavirus shutdowns - masslive.com

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Unemployment rates rose and total employment fell in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in April as efforts to contain the ...Unemployment rates rose and total employment fell in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in April as efforts to contain the ...

Unemployment rose in all 50 US states in April: Labor Department's BLS - CNA