Labor Market / Economy

Searches for “unemployment benefits” worldwide surged, peaked and are now on their way back to a seasonal average. Along the way of course millions of workers flowed into needing unemployment benefits as administrative data show.

The footprint of the topic of “unemployment” in google search follows a pattern similar to searches for unemployment benefits.

Searches on the topic of “job” declined in the COVID-19 pandemic. These searches might capture workers seeking jobs so a decline the midst of a lockdown are probably reasonable.

The topics of “home office” and “telecommuting” surge

New ways of work “video conferencing”

New tools for the new way we work: “headphones”