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Identifying Regions at Risk with Google Trends: The Impact of Covid-19 on US Labour Markets   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Key Takeaways: "[1] Information on local labour markets and Google searches can be used to construct a measure of the vulnerability of employment in different regions of the United States to the Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] shock. [2] Regional exposure to Covid-19 varies significantly, ranging from a low of 2% to a high of 98% of total local employment. [3] We test for the usefulness of the Covid-19 exposure measure by showing that areas with higher exposure report more Google search queries related to the pandemic and unemployment benefits."

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BIS Bulletin No. 8; Bank for International Settlements Bulletin No. 8
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2020-04-21
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2020 Bank for International Settlements
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Bank for International Settlements: https://www.bis.org/
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