Economic Take

What Will the April Jobs Report Actually Tell Us?

May 5, 2020

The US Department of Labor is scheduled to release its highly anticipated April jobs report this Friday, but the results may not be all that surprising or helpful. We already know that 25 million people applied for unemployment benefits in the past month—the key to what lies ahead is the number of people who continue to receive unemployment insurance benefits versus how many return to their employers’ payroll.