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Eye-popping 3.3 million new unemployment claims: These states were hardest hit

26 Mar 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on the economy, and new jobless claims are soaring.

Remember when, last week, the Trump administration asked states to stay hush-hush about how many people were applying for unemployment? Those numbers are now public: Nearly 3.3 million Americans filed new unemployment claims last week, meaning that more than 5 million Americans will soon be receiving unemployment benefits as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the economy. In graphics, the chart looks like this:

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