Coronavirus Layoffs Spark Surge in State Jobless Claims

In Ohio, more than 48,000 people applied for jobless benefits in two days. The tally during the same period the prior week: just 1,825.

  • Published 18 March 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In Ohio, more than 48,000 people applied for jobless benefits during the first two days of this week. The tally during the same period the prior week: just 1,825. In neighboring Pennsylvania, about 70,000 people sought unemployment aid in a single day — six times the total for the entire previous week. Jobless claims are surging across the U.S. after government officials ordered millions of workers, students and shoppers to… Read at AP News