Which states does this data include?
Includes 42 out of 50 states. Does not include Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
How current is this data?
At least till April 30, 2020, and in some cases May 28, 2020
What data fields are inferred vs source?
Dates: In some cases, the notice, received, and effective dates are not all available in source, and one of the existing dates is used to fill in the blanks since it's the best known estimate for when a notice happened.
Type: The type of layoff is inferred based on text analysis of freeform responses around what the company says as their reason for the layoff e.g if the company says "we closed permanently due to COVID" that would be recorded as "Closure".
Location: The city / region is from source, but is parsed out of location addresses or other information associated with the area codes in the layoff notices.
How often does this get updated?
Right now, there is no set schedule for updates, but we are targeting weekly updates when we go to beta.
How can I validate this data?
By going to any state government website and searching for the individual layoff reports on their website. Colorado has a Google Spreadsheet (most tech-forward state in our research) so you can look at that directly.
When will the rest of the states be added?
Earliest would be in beta. We are limited by what data individual states make available, and there are at least 2 states (Arkansas and Wyoming) that do not share any data so the current max would be 48. We'll have a breakdown and more information about update-frequency etc when we do a v1 release.