Sector-level gender shares underestimate state-reported unemployment insurance data: State-reported UI claims data and imputed data, by gender, March 15 through April 4, 2020
|State UI data as reported||Sector-based UI prediction||State UI data as reported||Sector-based UI prediction||State UI data as reported||Sector-based UI prediction|
|Week ending March 21||62.8%||47.9%||55.1%||45.6%||NA||45.7%|
|Week ending March 28||54.2%||44.1%||53.2%||41.3%||50.6%||43.4%|
|Week ending April 4||50.5%||44.7%||51.0%||41.2%||51.4%||43.3%|
Note: Sector-based UI estimates use the gender shares within each sector for each state and apply those directly to the sectors with UI claims.
Source: EPI analysis of state-level gender-specific UI initial claims data for Minnesota, North Dakota, and Nevada; sector-specific initial UI claims data for Alabama, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Nevada, New York, Oregon, and Washington; and EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0 Version 1.0 (2020), https://microdata.epi.org