With the unemployment rate at 5.2% and around 53% of the population fully vaccinated, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States That Are Recovering the Quickest From COVID-19, as well as accompanying videos and audio files.
To identify the states that are having the most successful recoveries, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the share of the population fully vaccinated to the real GDP vs. pre-COVID levels.
|Recovering the Quickest||Recovering the Slowest|
|1. South Dakota||42. Wyoming|
|2. Maine||43. Nevada|
|3. Iowa||44. Tennessee|
|4. Utah||45. West Virginia|
|5. New Hampshire||46. Texas|
|6. Nebraska||47. Georgia|
|7. Vermont||48. Hawaii|
|8. Massachusetts||49. South Carolina|
|9. Connecticut||50. Oklahoma|
|10. Michigan||51. Oklahoma|
Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on September 7, 2021.