The number of new people claiming unemployment benefits totaled 6.648mn last week — doubling the record set a week earlier. In the prior week, ending March 21, a revised 3.307mn initial claims were filed. California had the most new claims filed, with 878,727 — an increase of 692,394. In NY, new claims totaled 366,403 — up 286,404. Pennsylvania’s total was 405,880, an increase of 28,429.