A record-shattering number of Americans filed for unemployment last week — here’s what the situation looks like in each state

A record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending March 21 as coronavirus-induced layoffs surge around the country. Some states have been hit harder than others, potentially due to individual orders to curb the spread of COVID-19. “Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus impacts,” the Labor Department wrote in the…

A record-shattering number of Americans filed for unemployment last week — here’s what the situation looks like in each state

A record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending March 21 as coronavirus-induced layoffs surge around the country. Some states have been hit harder than others, potentially due to individual orders to curb the spread of COVID-19. “Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus impacts,” the Labor Department wrote in the report released Thursday.Here’s the situation in every state.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Some states have been hit harder than others by massive layoffs amid the coronavirus pandemic. In the week ending March 21, a record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, nearly 12 times the number just a week before. Every state posted an increase in unemployment filings in the same week, with some seeing
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