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KBRA Releases Research Coronavirus (COVID-19): Trends in the Unemployment and Positivity Rates

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases commentary on the trends in the December 2020 state-level unemployment data.

Despite various economic relief and stimulus packages implemented so far, the U.S. unemployment rate jumped 0.1% to hit 6.5% in December 2020, while the underlying data reveal significant differences in unemployment trends across states. In analyzing reasons for the divergent outcomes, KBRA compared the latest state unemployment rates to the respective trends in positive COVID-19 test results for selected states.

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