The Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy (CROWE) is tracking the economic impact of the shutdowns resulting from Coronavirus. The following are graphs with the latest CROWE updates:
The Department of Workforce Development recently began releasing daily initial unemployment claims data going back to March 1, 2020. We plot these data in this figure. Claims begin to accelerate on March 16 through March 20. Initial claims drop during the weekend, which is a pattern evident in the data before the pandemic and to be expected. It remains to be seen how claims will evolve with layoffs spreading to manufacturing industries.
The effects of COVID-19 on Wisconsin’s workers and firms (PDF of Data Brief)
Forecasting Initial Unemployment Claims using Google Searches (PDF of Data Brief)
COVID-19, Industry Mix and the Growth of Initial UI Claims across States (PDF of Data Brief)
The Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, supports and disseminates economic policy research, with a particular focus on the Wisconsin economy and state-level economic policy issues.