8 May 2020 - Alicia Wallace (CNN Business)
During the past seven weeks, more than 30% of the March labor force in Kentucky, Hawaii and Georgia filed initial claims for unemployment benefits.
They're the three hardest-hit states in the nation, yet their employment landscapes have been rocked in unique ways.
Department of Labor data released Thursday showed 671,288 Kentuckians filed initial claims for jobless benefits during the last seven weeks. That's equal to about 32.7% of Kentucky's labor force in March.