• Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Initial claims for unemployment set state and national records

    4 days ago - By News OK

    By Jack Money
    Business writer jmoney oklahoman.com A record breaking number of Oklahomans and people across the nation filed initial claims for unemployment insurance last week. In Oklahoma, 17,720 people filed claims during the week, up more than 15,800 from the week prior, according to data issued Thursday morning by the U.S. Department of Labor. Across the nation, meanwhile, nearly 3.3 million workers sought initial assistance. The jump reflected an increase of 3 million, or more than 1,000%, nationally. The Labor Department stated in its Thursday release the data, which covered the...
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  • A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in a single week. Here's why that number is likely much higher

    A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in a single week. Here's why that number is likely much higher

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Around 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in a single week, setting a new record as coronavirus triggers massive layoffs across the economy.
    But it's likely the number of unemployed is much higher given current rules that often leave out gig workers and contractors.
    Safety nets for tipped workers also vary from state to state.
    The coronavirus economic aid bill that just passed the Senate widens unemployment eligibility substantially.
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    Around 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending March...
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  • Unemployment numbers in NY, nation soar amid pandemic

    Unemployment numbers in NY, nation soar amid pandemic

    4 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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  • U.S. jobless claims balloon to record on coronavirus impact

    4 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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  • 3.28 million people filed for unemployment in the U.S. last week amid coronavirus shutdown

    4 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

    4 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

    4 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 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

    4 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 unemployment claims reach record 3.2M this week amid coronavirus crisis

    4 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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  • US unemployment claims reach record 3.2M this week amid coronavirus crisis

    4 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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