[To reiterate, the google trends “unemployment benefits” indicator identified that the unemployment rate for the month of April 2014 would see an increase over the prior month. See here for further details.]
One week ago, we checked in on google search volume for the term “Unemployment Benefits” and the count was at 45. With April behind us, the final search count for the term dropped slightly to 41. Despite the drop, the nominal searches for the term still came in higher than the same month in 2011, 2012 and 2013. So we’re sticking to our guns here at TrendVesting and predicting that we’ll see an increase in the unemployment rate over the month of March. See below for a revised chart:
We will wait and see what the Bureau of Labour Statistics has in store for the markets. I presume that an increase in the unemployment rate will have a negative effect on the major market indexes. If this materializes, I imagine a negative change in the overall investment trend.