US jobless claims soar to 3.3 million, highest ever on record as coronavirus upends economy
Thursday, 26 March 2020 () Unemployment claims shattered records on Thursday as 3.28 million Americans filed for benefits last week as society across the United States effectively grinned to a halt amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
US Weekly Jobless Claims Soar to Record-Breaking 3.28 Million The Labor Department released the shattering numbers on Thursday. Jobless claims had been as low as 282,000 the previous week. 3.28 million jobless claims for last week is more than double the 1.5 million new claims that analysts were...
More than 6.6 million Americans filed for new jobless claims last week, doubling the record amount seen the previous week, when the COVID-19 crisis was beginning... CBC.ca Also reported by •Business Insider •Reuters India
Nearly 190,000 Washington state residents filed for unemployment insurance last week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to decimate the state’s economy. The... Seattle Times Also reported by •Business Insider •Reuters •Reuters India •IndiaTimes