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Record 6.6 million in new unemployment claims filed last week

Record 6.6 million in new unemployment claims filed last week

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.

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 5 months

This is sad. And whats even more unbelievable are the far left twitter-rati are cheering this on. This hurts the whole country, not just trump. Its insanity.

America 5 months

I imagine if people want work at a time like this we will have to diversify our skill sets. I could see an uptick in medical professionals or online philanthropy as a result of this pandemic.

chris 5 months

Next week will be even more people.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 5 months

Not really surprising at all.

Alex Stovall
Alex Stovall 5 months

?????? If people’s jobs are literally closed by the government why are we surprised at unemployment lol

I have no idea
I have no idea 5 months

No at the end of the month we will see record homelessness and then record starvation and bankruptcy. We are in the down ward spiral of bottom out economics. Large businesses don't stay alive without customers and then there number goes unemployed and the company they support goes unemployed and repeat indefinitely. Harvard put out a report that said if we want this containment to be successful we would have to do this for 18 months. We are screwed if we don't and more so if we do.

America 5 months

Headline reading 10mn did not match reviewed articles and summary of 6.6 million fixed.

michael 5 months

trillion dollars a day pumped into the stock market. if that money had been pumped into human beings, companies would have more customers and be able to sustain employment. except for social companies like bars and restaurants. but given the pandemic, the president should be ordering factories that used to make useless crap for us to mindlessly consume to shift to making medical supplies. we need so many factories doing this that it should be like ww2.

Mr. Spanky
Mr. Spanky 5 months

Food manufacturing factories not only didn't shut down, but RAMPED UP production to meet increased demand. Yet they're still struggling to fill their open positions. The factory I work at has 12 permanent openings alone and there are many other openings at plants in the surrounding area. Yet no applicants. It's like no matter how bad this gets most people think they're above some good ol' blue collar work and don't even consider applying.

Biden is Your Choice?
Biden is Your Choice? 5 months

You mean when people don't go to work during a mandatory work shut down, they're unemployed?

Altangerel 5 months

Good news

Julian 5 months

This better be a wake up call. Americans need to start SAVING MONEY.

Biden is Your Choice?
Biden is Your Choice? 5 months

Thanks Obama.

a commoner
a commoner 5 months

It is sad but I wonder how many will be called back to work when this is over

Joe 5 months

And yet Trump wants to bring in more immigrants on H2A and H1B visas. I didn’t vote for this

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