Use of work-sharing increased dramatically over the past year: Work-sharing continued weeks claimed by month in 2020

Jan 45,961
Feb 63,465
Mar 67,581
Apr 313,636
May 961,547
Jun 1,303,874
Jul 1,704,486
Aug 1,378,004
Sep 838,932
Oct 869,175

Source: Keystone Research Center analysis of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unemployment insurance data, data set AR539, available at:

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