Unemployment search How are Google searches for unemployment trending in the US vs. other parts of the world?

Google search interest tracks "top-of-mind" awareness of unemployment.

08 May 2020
  • US searches for unemployment have continued to decline slowly from their late-March peak, based on the seven-day moving average.
  • US levels remain several times higher those seen in other parts of the world.

US Search Interest in Unemployment

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google

Search Interest in Unemployment in the US, Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google