Multi-sector How has Google unemployment search trended in different states?

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

21 Apr 2020
  • Nevada and the industrial Midwest have had among the highest unemployment search activity since the outbreak began.
  • Following a nationwide trend, search interest in these states declined during the week ending April 11, rose significantly the following Monday, and then subsided again.
  • Nevada – where search interest remains double the national average – saw a particularly sharp increase.

Google Unemployment Search in Nevada, Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohioa

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google