A year of pandemic unemployment, by the numbers

Mar 11, 2021
Three economists share statistics that depict the depth and length of the COVID-19 recession.
For the past 51 weeks, first-time claims have been higher than at any time during the Great Recession.
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The seasonal adjustment to jobless claims has been ... adjusted

Sep 3, 2020
The adjustments smooth out predictable changes in employment, but the pandemic economy has broken them.
This week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics changed its methodology in adjusting for seasonal jobs, like that of a lifeguard. It makes the data more accurate, but also more confusing.
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