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3.28 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week, Shattering Previous Record

13 days ago   |   By Time

Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week - more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 - amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.
The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is doing to the economy. Filings for unemployment aid generally reflect the pace of layoffs.
The pace of layoffs is sure to accelerate as the U.S. economy sinks into a recession. Revenue has collapsed at restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, gyms, and airlines. Auto sales are plummeting, and car makers have...
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3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

13 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
WASHINGTON - Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week - nearly five times the previous record set in 1982 - amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.
The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is inflicting on the economy. Filings for unemployment aid generally reflect the pace of layoffs.
Layoffs are sure to accelerate as the U.S. economy sinks into a recession. Revenue has collapsed at restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, gyms, and airlines. Auto sales are...
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New unemployment claims skyrocket more than 1,950% in Massachusetts

New unemployment claims skyrocket more than 1,950% in Massachusetts

14 days ago   |   By WCVB

Massachusetts is not alone. Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week.
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