Jobless Numbers Surge to 6.6 Million

Washington, D.C. (Thursday, April 2, 2020) – Yet another sign of the full impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on Americans across the country.  The U.S. Labor Department reported this morning the number of persons applying for unemployment benefits last week hit 6.6 million.  Job losses have skyrocketed around the country as non-essential businesses have been forced to shutdown to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 crisis.  That move has sent workers to the front of the unemployment line in record numbers.  Experts say things will likely get worse for employers and workers before they get better.