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April 27, 2020

Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Appendix: estimating the cost of coverage for the newly unemployed

  1. The number of first-time unemployment claims for the three weeks ending April 17, 2020 is 26.5 million from the Department of Labor.[6]

  2. Two estimates are used for the share of first-time unemployment claims.  The Econom...