COVID-19 puts 4.4 million more American out of work

COVID-19 puts 4.4 million more American out of work

The number of Americans unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis has grown to a total of 26.4 million as of last week. Another 4.4 million people applied for unemployment benefits for the week of 14-18 April. With this, the workers who have filed initial jobless claims in the last five weeks account for about 16% of the US workforce.

Chris
Chris
Burger
Burger 0 months

I’m sure that this number is much higher due to many people not being able to file. At some point we need real leadership from the president and congress to deal with this. So far all we have is a bunch of bickering, posturing, deflection and ignorance. Meanwhile governors are left hanging in the wind to try and deal with a national crisis. Hopefully the adults in the daycare center that is our national government will start to take over.

I have no idea
I have no idea 0 months

The over reach of the government has now left 16% of the US population unemployed.

Sean
Sean 0 months

Before the trumpers start on Obama for last weeks jobless claims,can we consider blaming Taft or something for some entertainment?.....or Polk?.....no doubt we can spin this into Grants fault right?

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 0 months

The virus didn't do this, politicians did.

IIzard
IIzard 0 months

This is the real threat.

Will Miller
Will Miller 0 months

You know Sweden isn't having this problem. You wanna know why? No lockdown.

Tommy Rotten
Tommy Rotten 0 months

We've now wiped out every job created since the 2008 recession. That was 22 million. Is the cure worse than the cause yet?

CITIZEN
CITIZEN 0 months

Every day that we don't open everything back up for business, the potential dangers grow uglier than the current one. If we aren't opening up within a week, we are seeing a massive recession/depression across the globe and the lives lost in resulting political unrest will make us forget all about COVID.

Howdy
Howdy 0 months

and yet there's still people who say oh you're such a horrible person for wanting to let everyone go back to work! You want to kill people! These people are such idiots man

Howdy
Howdy 0 months

and it's not covid-19 that put everybody out of work! The fucking government! Headline is wrong

Indo
Indo 0 months

It has put at least a billion out of work globally. So now our biggest question is what are our comptrollers gonna do about it. Yes there are payouts. How long do we live on handouts. Not forgetting there are those to whom we have to give handouts to.

Order11110
Order11110 0 months

If only Trump didn’t let Kusher fill his head with “BUT MUH CORPORATIONS!”. That moratorium would have saved the US and his re-election

Jan cor
Jan cor 0 months

Wasn't there some bill introduced recently to prevent this? Hmm I wonder what happened...

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