Published: Thu, March 26, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

Record 3.3 Million People File for Unemployment Due to Coronavirus

Record 3.3 Million People File for Unemployment Due to Coronavirus

Statewide, the number of new claims for unemployment jumped from 14,154 new claims the second week of March way up to 133,464 new claims during the third week.

For the week ended March 21, new unemployment claims totaled 3.283 million, seasonally adjusted, or more than twice the 1.7 million consensus economists polled by Bloomberg had expected.

The question now is just how many people have been hit, with more job losses expected in the days and weeks to come.

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The Department of Labor released the data on Thursday morning, showing there were 15,668 initial claims filed in Nebraska.

The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said the food and accommodation industry took the biggest blow, with workers filing 44,353 claims last week. "Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus impacts". To address this, I have an awesome team working hard on three very clear priorities: get benefits out more quickly to those who are eligible, expand eligibility for those who can utilize this benefit, and help employers find staff for essential jobs. That was before the statewide restrictions went into effect on March 17, closing bars, fitness centers and dining areas of restaurants.

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