As is the case in many countries, unemployment in the United States is skyrocketing as the COVID-19 pandemic forces millions out of work. Several means are available to help those in need, such as federal stimulus checks, but the measures vary by state. Google has rolled out an update to Search to help you figure out what benefits you're eligible for.
When you search for "unemployment" in the US, Google will prominently display official guidance on what benefits are available in your state and how to claim them. The update follows other coronavirus-related information Google has added to Search, such as governmental updates about the pandemic, travel advisories and virtual healthcare options. For the last few years, Google has also offered job hunting tools in Search.
As searches for unemployment increase, we’re making it easier for people to find relevant resources. Now when you search “unemployment” in the U.S. you’ll find official guidance on eligibility and claiming benefits in your state → https://t.co/lqVXZ6Y0Xi pic.twitter.com/aFL4G60JH6— Google (@Google) April 16, 2020