How Many People Are Now Covered by Unemployment Insurance?




In April of 2020, there were 145.67 million people covered by unemployment insurance but only 133.33 million people working. 

This unusual inversion had never happened before. It lasted 4 months, April through June of 2020.

Covered Employment data is weekly, ending Saturday and lags by a week. I use a “monthly average” which run through July vs the employment level series which runs through August.

Author(s): Mike Shedlock

Publication Date: 6 September 2021

Publication Site: Mish Talk