Data are from Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker.
 An initial UI claim requests a determination of basic eligibility for the Unemployment Insurance program.
 California Economic Development Department UI eligibility.
 A summary of California’s UI programs under the CARES Act.
 Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Effects of Selected Federal Pandemic Response Programs on Personal Income,” June 2020.
 2020 Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefits by State. Weekly Unemployment Benefits by State.
 President Trump signed an executive order for a $400 FPUC benefit with $100 coming from the states. It is far from certain and implementation will be difficult given cash strapped state budgets.
 EPI blog, “Cutting Off The $600 Boost To Unemployment Benefits Would Be Both Cruel and Bad Economics.”
CBPP report “Failed Reopenings Highlight Urgent Need to Build on Federal Fiscal Support for Households and States.” July 9, 2020.
 The Employment Situation report gives U.S. rates, typically released the first Friday of each month, reporting data for the previous month. Data are from the monthly Current Population Survey. The State Employment and Unemployment report data is typically released mid-month.
 Read about classification issues in the Employment Situation Report.
 California Department of Finance, Fiscal update May 7, 2020.
 City of San Francisco, Office of the Mayor, Budget Impacts as a Result of COVID-19.
 County of Los Angeles, Facing deep impacts from COVID-19, LA County Unveils Recommended Budget for 2020-21.
See ProPublica’s piece by Michael Gradbell “Millions of Essential Workers Are Being Left Out of the COVID19 Workplace Safety Protections.” April 16, 2020.