KBRA Releases Research – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Twin Peaks: State-Level Unemployment During Two Crises

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases commentary on state-level unemployment data in April 2020 compared with respective peaks experienced during the Great Recession.

In KBRA’s view, the data reveal wide differences in the timing and magnitude of unemployment levels on the state level. In some instances, we observed impacts that are significantly different from what a particular state experienced during the Great Recession. Given the depth, breadth, and velocity of the current economic crisis, these relative comparisons are subject to change.

There will be more data and analysis in the coming days, but so far, it appears that the pandemic and related economic dislocations will have divergent impact on states relative to their prior experiences.

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