April 27, 2020
Gerald Friedman, PhD
Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Appendix: estimating the cost of coverage for the newly unemployed
The number of first-time unemployment claims for the three weeks ending April 17, 2020 is 26.5 million from the Department of Labor.
Two estimates are used for the share of first-time unemployment claims. The Econom...
September 28, 2017