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6.6 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment, Dept of Labor says




6,648,000 Americans filed unemployment claims in the last week of March says the Department of Labor, an increase of 3,341,000 from the previous week, meaning nearly 10 million Americans are unemployed since the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation.


Stay-At-Home Orders:

NYT reported 297 million people in at least 38 states, plus Washington D.C and Puerto Rico are being urged or ordered to stay home, causing businesses of all types to close and even layoff workers.


Unemployment Claims Rise During The Coronavirus Pandemic: Chart from DOL.

Mayor Garcia Reacts saying "We need to start preparing for more direct economic action"