Ohio is 36th in study of states recovering from COVID-19 pandemic

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia using 22 key metrics.

TOLEDO, Ohio – The US is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and more businesses are reopening as restrictions gradually ease. As a result, the unemployment rate has fallen from its high of 14.7% in April 2020 to 6%, according to WalletHub.

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 vaccines, the country has continued to develop on the path to economic recovery. A WalletHub research study on “States Recovering Fastest From COVID-19” reports that by May 3, around 32% of the population will be fully vaccinated and expect a significant decrease in new COVID-19 cases as the number increases and deaths.

Ohio ranks 28th for COVID-19 health and 25th for economy, giving the state of Buckeye an overall rank of 36th. To determine the states where recovery is most successful, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia using 22 key metrics. Here are the lists of 10 states that are fastest and slowest to recover:

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1. South Dakota 42nd Maryland

2. Iowa 43. Minnesota

3. Idaho 44. West Virginia

4. Nebraska 45. Rhode Island

5. Alaska 46th District of Columbia

6. Utah 47. Delaware

7. Kansas 48. Pennsylvania

8. Arkansas 49. New York

9. Montana 50. New Jersey

10. Mississippi 51st Michigan

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