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Jobless claims continue to soar in New Jersey, with 215K filed last week

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Nearly 215,000 New Jerseyans filed for unemployment benefits last week - an all-time record - as massive job losses continued to pile up because of the coronavirus the pandemic, according to new figures released by the state Department of Labor.
The numbers released by the state Thursday morning are slightly higher than the nearly 214,000 jobless claims the U.S. Department of Labor reported earlier. The reason for the discrepancy is that New Jersey has more up to date information on the total number of claims filed.
In all, the number of New Jerseyans applying for unemployment benefits has...
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Unemployment Ranks Up by 6.6 Million as Coronavirus Hits Jobs

Unemployment Ranks Up by 6.6 Million as Coronavirus Hits Jobs

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Jobless claims now exceed 16 million as shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic widen and problems with getting benefits persist.
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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

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The number of people seeking jobless benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more of the unemployed filed first-time claims. About 17 million have filed in the past three weeks. (Image credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)
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Unemployment claims reach 16 million in three weeks as coronavirus ravages economy

Unemployment claims reach 16 million in three weeks as coronavirus ravages economy

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Unemployment claims remained high last week at 6.6 million, the Labor Department reported, as massive job losses continued to pile up from the coronavirus pandemic.
The claims, for the week ending April 4, flooded in as confirmed coronavirus cases approached 300,000 and as nearly every state ordered its citizens to stay at home. Economic forecasts are becoming routine that predict unemployment will exceed its historic 25 percent peak during the Great Depression, and the number of jobs lost in a mere three weeks now exceeds the 15 million that it took 18 months for the Great Recession to...
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