Chart 7. Percentage of UI applicants with distress, for those who received UI benefits and those who applied for but did not receive UI benefits
Measure Applied for but did not receive benefits Received benefits

Having difficulty with household expenses

66.6 55.9

Experiencing food insecurity

29.1 18.9

Not current on mortgage or rent

27.4 20.1

Not confident on upcoming mortgage or rent payment

40.4 31.7

Having symptoms of anxiety

53.2 45.2

Having symptoms of depression

45.5 36.7

Note: UI = unemployment insurance.

Source: Household Pulse Survey, August 19–December 21, 2020