Texas awarded $78.81 billion in federal COVID-19 relief

Texas has received $78.81 billion in federal coronavirus relief aid as of May 19, the 12th highest amount among all 50 states relative to the number of its Covid-19 cases and resulting economic disruption, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St.

The federal funding received by Texas per Covid-19 case was $1,578,885, while federal funds per jobless claim in the state since March stood at $40,598, the study by the financial news and opinion website concluded.

As of mid-March, the number of jobless claims filed in the state amounted to 13.9 percent of the labor force, according to 24/7 Wall St. And Covid-19 cases in Texas numbered 174 for every 100,000 state residents, the analysis said.

Congress has signed off on more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief funds since late March, with the money going to individuals, businesses, and state and local governments. The formula for distributing the funds, however, often did not reflect the severity of each state’s Covid-19 outbreak, the study’s authors found.

Federal Aid to States, Relative to Covid Severity (Highest to Lowest)

Rank State Federal Funding Disbursed as of May 19 (in Billions) Federal Funding per Covid-19 Case Federal Funding per Jobless Claim Since March Jobless Claims as % of Labor Force Covid Cases per 100,000
1 Wyoming $2.95 $5,106,612 $84,806 12.1% 100
2 Montana $4.14 $8,795,533 $42,607 18.5% 44
3 Alaska $3.44 $8,625,278 $38,824 25.7% 54
4 South Dakota $3.86 $958,578 $90,229 9.3% 456
5 Vermont $3.09 $3,278,361 $49,292 18.3% 151
6 North Dakota $3.87 $1,941,429 $59,841 16.2% 262
7 Utah $9.54 $1,291,450 $62,362 9.6% 234
8 Idaho $5.54 $2,258,119 $42,562 15.0% 140
9 Oregon $12.45 $3,342,489 $34,674 17.1% 89
10 Hawaii $5.18 $8,087,307 $23,389 33.3% 45
11 West Virginia $4.98 $3,299,329 $34,905 18.1% 84
12 Texas $78.81 $1,578,885 $40,598 13.9% 174
13 Maine $4.94 $2,838,461 $36,612 19.7% 130
14 Nebraska $6.63 $611,195 $56,584 11.4% 562
15 Arkansas $7.58 $1,539,032 $37,412 14.9% 163
16 Colorado $17.93 $797,546 $45,894 12.5% 395
17 Missouri $17.70 $1,597,058 $33,415 17.3% 181
18 Illinois $41.28 $421,127 $42,712 15.0% 769
19 Oklahoma $10.97 $1,998,447 $27,141 22.0% 139
20 New Mexico $5.58 $901,637 $40,140 14.7% 296
21 Tennessee $18.49 $1,006,330 $37,586 14.8% 271
22 Wisconsin $17.56 $1,363,180 $33,834 16.7% 222
23 Delaware $3.78 $470,913 $41,761 18.8% 831
24 Kansas $9.04 $1,084,349 $37,282 16.4% 286
25 Arizona $18.34 $1,293,967 $33,429 15.6% 198
26 California $118.68 $1,450,958 $28,203 21.7% 207
27 Florida $60.85 $1,296,143 $30,605 19.4% 220
28 New Hampshire $5.12 $1,377,169 $28,264 23.6% 274
29 North Carolina $26.22 $1,330,881 $29,478 17.6% 190
30 South Carolina $12.59 $1,389,713 $25,489 20.9% 178
31 Virginia $23.87 $781,647 $35,070 15.5% 359
32 Kentucky $11.50 $1,424,909 $15,489 36.1% 181
33 Maryland $18.17 $437,227 $36,843 15.3% 688
34 New York $74.82 $212,949 $37,312 21.0% 1,798
35 Ohio $34.43 $1,189,167 $29,413 20.3% 248
36 Minnesota $18.54 $1,088,796 $29,261 20.5% 303
37 Mississippi $7.52 $642,645 $30,897 19.2% 392
38 Iowa $9.39 $613,690 $31,279 17.5% 485
39 Alabama $12.94 $1,045,488 $27,446 21.0% 253
40 Washington $22.68 $1,218,495 $21,085 27.7% 247
41 Indiana $19.04 $663,325 $29,569 19.0% 429
42 Nevada $8.42 $1,192,485 $19,215 28.6% 233
43 New Jersey $31.98 $214,617 $30,557 23.5% 1,673
44 Massachusetts $24.65 $280,363 $29,866 21.7% 1,274
45 Pennsylvania $39.35 $618,024 $21,974 27.8% 497
46 Georgia $28.70 $738,680 $15,637 35.9% 369
47 Michigan $30.62 $584,916 $22,285 27.9% 524
48 Rhode Island $4.31 $332,864 $27,033 28.9% 1,225
49 Louisiana $14.23 $406,022 $23,730 28.8% 752
50 Connecticut $11.94 $313,377 $20,026 31.5% 1,067

Source: 24/7 Wall St.



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