NEW: A record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week amid the coronavirus crisis. And the worst isn't over yet, economic forecasters say.
A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week — a number far above the levels seen during the depths of the Great Recession.Embed< iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/821580191/821811855" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">Claims for unemployment benefits are spiking across the country as businesses shut down to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Andrew Kelly/Reuters toggle caption Andrew Kelly/Reuters Claims for unemployment benefits are spiking across the country as businesses shut down to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Andrew Kelly/Reuters Updated at 8:39 a.m. ET A record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country. The Labor Department's report Thursday was one of the first official indicators of how many people have suddenly been forced out of work nationally. "This marks the highest level of seasonally adjusted initial claims in the history of the seasonally adjusted series," the department said."The previous high was 695,000 in October of 1982." The Labor Department's records go back to 1967. The staggering claims figure was well above the levels seen during the darkest days of the Great Recession, and the worst isn't over yet, economic forecasters say. Read more: NPR
The Unemployment Offices haven't seen much action since Obama was in office 🤣😂🤯 In Texas millions can't apply. Website is crashing. If you don't remember a pin from 14 years ago you can't apply online. And they turned off the phone lines. This is horrible Thank realDonaldTrump this happened on his watch.
Those darn employer-base private health insurances allegedly loved by many will sure be missed. “Raring To Go!” The same people lost healthcare insurance. This country is going to crash hard..... 'Congratulations America' Npr. FakeNews Thank u capitalism very cool This is ok because the Dow is up so things are going well :)))))))))
How to file for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemicNBC senior business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle shares information about how to file for unemployment if you lost your job during the coronavirus outbreak. How degrading, you know you're screwed when you have to file for unemployment. It's one of the most embarrassing things you can do. It takes away your pride, confidence, hope, self worth, happiness, dignity, everything.
So, let me get this straight. Withholding money from Ukraine=crime. Withholding money from America=Democratic political strategy. Does anyone see the problem with this? A good argument for MedicareForAll because losing your job should not also mean you lose your healthcare. It's okay. They get to keep their private insurance.
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So tired of winning. The hunch back of trump tower just explained the the jobless numbers, 'it's all Obama's fault.' GregAbbott_TX what are you doing? Where’s your Texas miracle now you do nothing sack of flesh?
Turkish prosecutors file indictment over Jamal Khashoggi killingTurkish prosecutors have filed an indictment against 20 Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi Lol what are going do ? Waltz right into Saudi Arabia and hand them a court summons? Lol
A logical event due to businesses being FORCED TO CLOSE by mandates from governments, whether necessary or not. This number will drastically drop when people are ALLOWED to go back to work. Why are you making things much worse than they are? AbsterYinYang This is just week ONE, people... We really need emergency UBI, not just a one-time payment
STRIP NPR from ALL funding....get advertising and shows that people will listen to ... or be gone... PS NPR sucks NPR got bailed out! Now is the time to reconnect with community institutions like universities, libraries, theaters, and schools. If you're looking for a first step toward recovery, selfcare is essential right now. We're sharing CounselingMUed resources for the next few weeks to help.
'I am personally responsible for the great job numbers!' - Donald 2017, 2018, 2019 'I am not responsible for the lousy job numbers!' - Donald 2020 . I love graphs Funny what happens when people get laid off during a health crisis, thereby losing their insurance in addition to wages. Might need a little cash to pay for any out of pocket expenses such as, oh idk, hospital admission?
Get REAL! These people can't work by law!!! How can you compare this to anything?!?!
Lori Loughlin's Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss College Bribery CaseLori Loughlin is looking to get the charges against her in the college admissions scandal case dropped. She is a horrible person Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time She won’t do any time , money talks 👍
So do you support the social distancing and stay at home measures or not? What's more important npr? Economy or the lives of people? The economy is the result of the reaction. Either it is right or not. And you mock Trump's attempt to save both. Intellectually dishonest. Stop funding NPR! StopFundingNPR
But they're giving us $1,200, right? 🤔 TrumpsTremendousBiglyDepression TakeTrumpDownNOW TrumpPandemic “You are here” What a useless propaganda outfit you have become. When it's all said & done, can I have the handcuffs as a souvenir? .blocked Jobless claims March 2016: 265000. Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?
Hilarious And yet congress gives me 100k of my own money from my IRA but makes me pay taxes but not Boeing and airlines? WHY Did they file for spam health care also? This is so shocking. I can't imagine why this is happening. Oh, when you make everyone stay home they lose their jobs... At least they're alive.
Associated Press NewsBREAKING: US unemployment claims soar to 3.3 million -- quadrupling record from 1982 -- as layoffs from coronavirus engulf economy. Go to for more. President Snowflake is gonna lose his shit. Expect a 10 tweet rage over this. dont worry its only for this week maybe itll get better next week The surge in jobless claims is a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is doing to the economy. The pace of layoffs is sure to accelerate.
Record number of people filing for unemployment. But NPR lobbies the Democrats to be given $75M in the Corona Virus Stimulus bill. That's over $90K per NPR employee. You care so much about your country NPR. Trump should be happy he broke another record. Big numbers, so big, you wouldn't believe it. The new TrumpRealityShow: Lies, Lines, and Empty Shelves: How Donald Trump is Turning 21st-Century America into the 1960s Soviet Union.
That one time payment of $1200 should really fix things. Too bad Congress bails out corporations and not people If workers are all told to stay home, naturally unemployment numbers will soar. Probably much higher than the numbers reported, because many people don't qualify. Why would this be a surprise
And now let’s point out how many of these applicants are just freeloading and taking advantage of this outbreak when they would be in the situation they’re in regardless of the virus let us praise maga this is god's work. obvs. Trump is going to throw a fit and try to re-open the country. God forbid anything makes him look bad.
In order to have a strong economy you have to have a healthy workforce. This lock down is an unpleasant, but necessary bump in the road. Things will return to normal faster than most people think.
U.S. braces for record surge in jobless claims amid coronavirus falloutU.S. braces for record surge in jobless claims amid coronavirus fallout Follow our live blog for the latest updates on coronavirus: maybe they can fudge the numbers until this whole thing is over You can just hear the orange blob warming up with a chorus of Fake News.
I'm reflecting on how this is going to change how we live & how governments will better prepare for pandemics or other natural disasters. I hope our governments will take the environment & health more seriously, and not cut funding in these areas. Chinese bioweapons work well At least one more this week.
Many are not able to apply as can not get through. This planned pandemic exercise has only begun its first phase. march4progress That's nearly 5 times the number of initial claims recorded during the peak of the Great Recession. BobA1959 NPR was *so* overjoyed & excited by this news that they rushed it out before even inputing the actual number. What a JOKE.
OPBmorning Neither of my daughters has applied yet but both will. One works for a retail store in NY which is closed now. The other works for a hotel in OH which has closed all but 1 floor. They have 5 guests in the entire hotel and have cut most staff and reduced hours for the rest.
US jobless claims hit 3.3 million, quadruple previous recordIn today's AP Morning Wire: U.S. coronavirus deaths pass 1,000 mark; globally 21,000. Senate unanimously passes rescue package for Americans. Medical workers are at breaking point. New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty. SUBSCRIBE: scum. They are cooking books like tge illegal gamblers they are!
Hooh boy this has the potential to be some failed state stuff in a few months in the states. But Larry said... BOOGALOO! LETS GOOOOOOO ColMorrisDavis I alone can fix it -Cult45 DonTheCon Recession2020 Unfit45 Over 3 million Americans filing for unemployment and NPR lobbys the Democrats for $75M in the stimulus package. That is over $90K per NPR employee. The Democrat's propaganda arm could care less about the people, just their own power.
Meanwhile inskeep jonkarl chuckle about Trump's constant lying while book peddling, wtf NPR? This is a mess. We need to stop this self isolation. China and the United States need to come clean about this biological weapon. Get your fact straight ! Your way off...just in California they have over 1,000,000 already.
Insurance tired to employer a bad idea! We need MedicareForAll !!!! It’s more than that and everyone knows it.
Enjoy your 'Funding' from Democrats - soon you will be entirely DEFUNDED by the TRUE American Patriots. Enjoy it while it lasts, NPR! Jesus. That’s terrible.