Multi-sector Where in the US are unemployment searches the highest?

Covid-19 has affected different states to different degrees. Google unemployment search activity shows a diverse level of top-of-mind awareness across the US.

08 Apr 2020
  • Nevada, Michigan and Ohio have the highest interest. 
  • Search activity is also quite high in New York, North Carolina, and Oregon.
  • California, Texas, and Virginia have relatively low search interest.

The numbers refer to an index of Google searches for "unemployment" as a share of total searches in each state.

Google searches for unemployment by state

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google