Multi-sector How are Google searches for unemployment evolving in the US?

With the Covid-19 pandemic leading to a historically large number of jobless claims in the US, Google search interest in unemployment remains high.

17 Apr 2020
  • US searches for unemployment peaked on March 30 at 22x the level at the beginning of February.
  • Search interest tends to fall on weekends: on Sunday, April 5 it was 14x the early February level, while the previous Sunday it was 13x.

US Search Interest in Unemployment: Multiples Increase vs. 1-Feb-20

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google

US Search Interest in Unemployment: Multiples Increase vs. 1-Feb-20

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google