Stunning layoff figures from 11 states show the skyrocketing number of Americans that are losing work due to coronavirus

unemploymentRick Bowmer/ APThe coronavirus pandemic is threatening to plunge the nation into a recession, and signs are emerging significant numbers of Americans are already losing their jobs.At least 11 states saw skyrocketing numbers of people filing for unemployment benefits, according to The Washington Post and data rounded up by economist Jacob Robbins.In New Jersey, so…

Stunning layoff figures from 11 states show the skyrocketing number of Americans that are losing work due to coronavirus

unemploymentRick Bowmer/ APThe coronavirus pandemic is threatening to plunge the nation into a recession, and signs are emerging significant numbers of Americans are already losing their jobs.At least 11 states saw skyrocketing numbers of people filing for unemployment benefits, according to The Washington Post and data rounded up by economist Jacob Robbins.In New Jersey, so many people filed for unemployment that it crashed the state’s website.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The coronavirus pandemic threatens to throw the economy into a tailspin as businesses shutter across the travel and service sectors and put people out of work.There is increasing evidence that the number of people registering for unemployment benefits is skyrocketing across the country as a result of the pandemic — and putting systems under significant strain.The figures are starting to come in from states, and it may be just the beginning of a grim portrait emerging in the labor market, The Washington Post reported.Economist Jacob Robbins also rounded up data illustrating the surge of people seeking unemployment benefits.Here are the initial wave of unemployment claims that rocked 11 state governments in recent days:Pennsylvania: Around 50,000 claims were filed on Monday, and the Tuesday figure surpassed that. That
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