CA Unemployment Insurance Claims during the Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has led to historically unprecedented increases in the level of initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims filed in California since the start of the crisis in mid-March.

Till von Wachter and UCLA’s California Policy Lab have partnered with the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department to analyze daily UI claims to provide an in-depth and near real-time look at how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting various industries, regions, counties, and types of workers throughout California. This analysis can be found here and will be updated on a weekly basis.