April 6, 2020

Chart: Unemployment claims in U.S. and by state since coronavirus shutdown

Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record, in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

The interactive chart above breaks down the unemployment filings. The first view shows the naitonal figures; the dropdown menus allow you to select a particular state and time scale, as far back as 2000.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom estimated on Wednesday that the state has received 1 million jobless claims over a period of about two weeks since March 13, an indication that the ongoing weekly totals are likely to spike even higher. Click here for the article on the U.S. and California unemployment claims.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Business


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