June 2014: Unemployment Rate Predictions

[See here for a refresher on the applicability of forecasting unemployment rate movements using google trends.] The month of June 2014 has seen nominal Google searches for the term “Unemployment Benefits” reach 30, which has not changed much from nominal searches that took place during the same period in 2013, 2012 and 2011, suggesting no change in the unemployment … More June 2014: Unemployment Rate Predictions

April 2014: Unemployment Rate Predictions

[See here for a refresher on the applicability of forecasting unemployment rate movements using google trends.] With 10 days to go in the month of April, we have already seen searches for the term “Unemployment Benefits” surpass search volume levels for the same month last year. In fact, the search volume for the term has also outpaced … More April 2014: Unemployment Rate Predictions