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Unemployment numbers in NY, nation soar amid pandemic

13 days ago   |   By Times Union

ALBANY - The number of people filing unemployment claims has nearly quintupled in New York as businesses shutter across the state and country in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Labor released data Thursday morning showing the Empire State's unemployment numbers increased a whopping 66,062 from last week to bring the total initial claims to 80,334 in New York.
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3.28 million people filed for unemployment in the U.S. last week amid coronavirus shutdown

14 days ago   |   By NY Daily News

A record 3.28 million Americans filed jobless claims in the past week as the coronavirus crisis plunged the nation into a certain deep recession. The grim number is an eye-popping 400% higher than the all-time record of 695,000 in 1982. Economists expected just 1.5 million claims, although some...
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US unemployment claims reach record 3.28M this week amid coronavirus crisis

14 days ago   |   By ABC

This is the largest number in the nation's history and equivalent to the entire city of Houston being out of work.
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US jobless claims 4 times record - 3.28M in a week

14 days ago   |   By Review Journal

U.S. Department of Labor figures released Thursday shattered the old record for the greatest number of new unemployment claims filed in a single week in October 1982.
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US unemployment claims reach record 3.2M this week amid coronavirus crisis

14 days ago   |   By ABC

This is the largest number on record and almost equivalent to the entire city of Houston being out of work.
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US jobless claims spike to a record 3.3 million as coronavirus triggers widespread unemployment

US jobless claims spike to a record 3.3 million as coronavirus triggers widespread unemployment

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A record number of people in the US filed claims for unemployment insurance last week amid the coronavirus pandemic.
US weekly jobless claims for the week ending March 21 were 3,283,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
Economists will be watching future reports to see how bad the situation in the US really is as coronavirus triggers a widespread economic shutdown.
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The number of people who filed claims for unemployment insurance in the US last week surged to an all-time high as the coronavirus pandemic spurred layoffs across the...
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US expected to break record in number of new unemployment claims filed amid coronavirus crisis

14 days ago   |   By ABC

The number of Americans who filed for unemployment insurance last week could hit 3.4 million, equivalent to the entire city of Chicago being out of work.
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6.6 Million More File For Unemployment As Coronavirus Keeps Economy Shut

6.6 Million More File For Unemployment As Coronavirus Keeps Economy Shut

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Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

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6.6 Million More File For Unemployment As Coronavirus Keeps Economy Shut

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Anthony Fauci's vision for battling a second wave of coronavirus in the...

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Nearly 60% of the passengers on an Antarctic cruise ship have tested...

Nearly 60% of the passengers on an Antarctic cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus

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