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Nebraska jobless claims soar with rise in virus numbers

13 days ago   |   By KETV

Officials say Nebraska's initial claims for unemployment skyrocketed with the nation's last week amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Instant View: U.S. jobless claims balloon to record on coronavirus impact

Instant View: U.S. jobless claims balloon to record on coronavirus impact

13 days ago   |   By Reuters

The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits shot to record of more than 3 million last week as strict measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic ground the country to a sudden halt, unleashing a wave of layoffs that likely brought an end to the longest employment boom in U.S. history.[]
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‘It's a Wreck': 3.3 Million File Jobless Claims as Economy Comes Apart

14 days ago   |   By NY Times

The weekly figure is among the first data on the economic toll of the vast disruption of normal life and commerce caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Unemployment claims soared to 3.3 million last week, most in history

14 days ago   |   By WGN TV

A record number of Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week, as businesses shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Initial jobless claims soared to a seasonally adjusted 3.28 million in the week ended March 21, according to the Department of Labor.
That is the highest number of initial jobless claims in history, since the Department of Labor started tracking the data in 1967. The previous high was 695,000 claims filed in the week ending October 2, 1982.
Last week's jump marked a massive increase from a revised 282,000 claims in the prior week. Prior...
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U.S. Unemployment Claims Soar To Record 3.3 Million As Layoffs Jump

U.S. Unemployment Claims Soar To Record 3.3 Million As Layoffs Jump

14 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the coronavirus outbreak is doing to the economy.
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Futures pare losses after weekly unemployment report

14 days ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. stock index futures pared losses sharply on Thursday despite the Labor Department's data showing weekly unemployment claims soared to 3.3 million last week from 282,000 a week earlier.
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As Jobless Claims Surge by 3.3 Million, Unemployment May Soon Be Highest Since Financial Crisis

14 days ago   |   By Newsweek

The Department of Labor revealed that initial jobless claims rose by 3.3 million last week as business were shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.
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US jobless claims hit 3.3 million, quadruple previous record

14 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

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.
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Jobless claims soar to record 3.3 million

Jobless claims soar to record 3.3 million

14 days ago   |   By Politico

Unemployment claims rose more than 1000 percent last week to 3.3 million, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic and government measures to limit its devastation brought huge swaths of the U.S. economy to a halt.
It was the largest number, by far, of unemployment claims ever recorded for a single week since the government began collecting this data in 1967, and analysts predict more eye-popping numbers in the coming weeks as layoffs and bankruptcies continue through a crisis that economists are starting to compare to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The 3.3...
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Weekly jobless claims soar to 3.3 million amid coronavirus outbreak

14 days ago   |   By Los Angeles Times

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits soared to an unprecedented 3.3 million last week.
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