Why Were Pennsylvania’s Initial UI Claims so High?

Abstract: As initial unemployment insurance (UI) claims exploded across the country early in the COVID-19 crisis, one fact stood out: Pennsylvania’s initial UI claims were exceptionally high. For the week ending March 21, Pennsylvania led all states with 378,908 initial UI claims.

Keywords: COVID-19;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Part of Series: Research Brief

Publication Date: 2020-06-01

Pages: 7