33 Million Have Sought US Unemployment Aid Since Virus Hit

The number who have applied for jobless aid during the crisis so far are the equivalent of one in five Americans who had been employed in February 2020.

  • Published 7 May 2020

[template id="245201"] WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.2 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the business shutdowns caused by the viral outbreak deepened the worst U.S. economic catastrophe in decades. Roughly 33.5 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the seven weeks since the coronavirus began forcing millions of companies to close their doors and slash their workforces. That is the equivalent of one in five Americans who had been… Read at AP News