Aaron Sojourner

Aaron Sojourner, a research associate for the Economic Policy Institute, is a labor economist and associate professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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The new analysis shows that last week's likely spike in unemployment claims due to the current coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in U.S. history. (Image: Economic Policy Institute) Views
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Has Led to a Record-Breaking Spike in Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims
A greater share of Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the week ending March 21 than in any prior week in American history, according to our analysis of news reports. Many states reported initial claims growth of over 1,000%. Our model predicts that 3.4 million Americans filed new claims...
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