Coronavirus-Related Initial Claims Top 33.5 Million

The Labor Department yesterday reported an additional 3.17 million initial unemployment claims filed the week ending May 2, bringing total claims filed over the past seven weeks to 33.5 million.

Spring Initial Unemployment Claims Top 30 Million

Americans filed 3.8 million new unemployment claims last week, the Labor Department reported yesterday, bringing the six-week total to more than 30 million—nearly one-fifth of the entire U.S. workforce.

Another 5.2 Million Fill for Unemployment; 4-Week Total Rises to 22 Million

The Labor Department reported a seasonally adjusted 5.245 million people filed initial unemployment claims for the week of ending April 11, marking the fourth consecutive week of multi-million claims and bringing total claims filed in the past four weeks to more than 22 million.

Round 3: Initial Unemployment Claims Pile Up 3rd Week in a Row

Nearly 6.6 million Americans filed new applications for unemployment benefits during the first week of April, the Labor Department reported yesterday, bringing the total number over the past three weeks to nearly 17 million.

Another Week for Record Unemployment Claims

The Labor Department yesterday reported a record 6.648 million Americans filed initial unemployment insurance claims last week, smashing the previous record set the previous week.

For 3.3 Million Americans, Coronavirus Economy Just Got Real

The Labor Department on Thursday said unemployment claims skyrocketed to 3.3 million—the first real indicator of just how potentially devastating the economic effects of the coronavirus can be at the personal and national levels.