The Google Unemployment Index tracks queries related to "unemployment, food stamps, social security, edd, disability" and so forth. To see more details on the queries that make up this index, visit
Google Insights for Search
. You can compare the index with actual stocks, the Dow Jones, or Nasdaq by entering the respective tickers in the Compare box.
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The index is set to 1.0 on January 1, 2004 and is calculated and displayed below as a 7-day moving average. The index is currently calculated only for US search traffic.