Here's what the crescendo of unemployment sounds like

Jun 24, 2020
Jordan Wirfs-Brock "sonified" data from unemployment claims to give us another way to process historic job losses.
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Jobless claims, now at 33 million, likely undercount people who aren't working due to COVID-19

May 7, 2020
Some people haven't applied for unemployment because they don't think they qualify, and others can't get through the application process.
A person fills out an unemployment benefits application in April. For every 100 people who successfully file, an additional 37 workers do not, according to one economist.
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States hit hardest by rising unemployment claims could soon run low on funds

Apr 16, 2020
Some states like California, New York and Texas could see their unemployment funds running low.
States struggling the most to keep up with unemployment claims, like Texas, may need to tap new funds soon.
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The number of new jobless claims looks bad. The reality’s almost certainly worse.

Mar 26, 2020
The statistics the government uses to measure unemployment are likely underreporting the results of the pandemic.
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