This Index Covers 47 Of The Largest Of 149 Labor Market Areas Listed As "Labor Market And Employment Security." Source: G.H. Moore, Business Cycle Indicators, Vol. 2, NBER, P. 157 This NBER data series m16081 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 16 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter16.html. NBER Indicator: m16081
Data Are Averages Of Weekly Figures. Split-Weeks Are Prorated According To The Number Of Days In The Month. Alaska And Hawaii Are Covered For The Entire Period; Puerto Rico Is Not Included. Source: U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau Of Employment Security, Data For 1948-1961 Are From Bes Files; Data For 1962-1969 Are From"Unemployment Insurance Claims", A Weekly Publication. This NBER data series m08297 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html. NBER Indicator: m08297
An initial claim is a claim filed by an unemployed individual after a separation from an employer. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a program that temporarily expanded unemployment insurance eligibility to self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors and part-time workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. This program was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which expanded states' ability to provide unemployment insurance to many workers affected by COVID-19, including people who aren't ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits.