Continued unemployment claims rise for 2nd week, to 29.6 million, worst since Aug 1, meaning 18.4% of labor force is on unemployment insurance. State & federal initial claims jumped to 1.7 million in the week.
Most states are also rolling it out. On top of other stimulus programs and housing payment deferrals via eviction bans & mortgage forbearance
Continued unemployment claims jumped by 2.2 million to 29.2 million, worst since Aug 1, as claims by gig workers under federal PUA program soar. State plus federal initial claims jumped to 1.59 million “not seasonally adjusted.” 18.3% of labor force on unemployment insurance.
A sort of sector rotation of layoffs, and it’s not a good sign, even as millions of lower-wage workers are being hired back (transcript of my podcast).
A sort of sector rotation of layoffs, and it’s not a good sign, even as millions of lower-wage workers are being hired back.
27 million people still on unemployment rolls, or 16.9% of Labor Force. Initial claims under state and federal PUA programs tick up to 1.43 million in the week (not seasonally adjusted).
Number of people who newly lost their work and filed for initial state or federal UI in the week jumped to 1.43 million. A rate of 6 million a month.
During the week, 1.32 million newly-out-of-work people filed for state or federal unemployment insurance. A huge number of job losses. But more people returned to work.
45 million people have been furloughed in Germany, the UK, France, Italy, and Spain, but the “unemployment” rate barely budged. Creating government-subsidized zombie companies & zombie jobs?
Some people returned to work, but 1.64 million newly-out-of-work people filed for state or federal unemployment insurance. Labor market at essentially the same level of terribleness for months.