The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits likely shot to a record high for a second week in a row as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which economists say has pushed the economy into recession.

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  • Human Services Chief: Jobless Claims Came 'In a Tsunami'
    Ohio's human services chief says the state faced an unprecedented surge in unemployment claims almost overnight as the pandemic led to widespread business shutdowns.
    05/27/2020 - 11:31 am | View Link
  • Jobless claims: Another 2.1 million Americans expected to have filed for unemployment benefits
    COVID-19’s impact on the U.S. labor market will be in focus when the U.S. Labor Department releases weekly initial jobless claims data Thursday morning.
    05/27/2020 - 5:53 am | View Link
  • Record jobless claims mean we must heed these lessons from the Great Recession
    With another 2.4 million initial unemployment claims filed this past week, the focus from federal and state governments should be on two main issues surrounding sustained unemployment: unemployment ...
    05/23/2020 - 11:19 pm | View Link
  • Half of SC's Hospitality Jobs Gone; Jobless Rate Hits Record
    South Carolina’s unemployment rate soared to a level never seen in more than 40 years of reporting as the coronavirus wiped out nearly half the state’s restaurant tourism and other hospitality jobs.
    05/22/2020 - 8:05 am | View Link
  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Hit 2.4 Million, Bringing 9-week Total to Nearly 39 Million
    U.S. jobless claims totaled 2.4 million last week, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That matched the median economist estimate. The figure raised the nine-week total to nearly 39 million. That's ...
    05/21/2020 - 3:28 am | View Link
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