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Jobless claims rose to 281,000 last week, reflecting only the first indications of the impact the coronavirus will have on the U.S. employment pictureJobless claims rose to 281,000 last week, reflecting only the first indications of the impact the coronavirus will have on the U.S. employment picture

States are trying to beef up skeleton crews to handle a flood of jobless claims while expanding workers’ access to benefits.States are trying to beef up skeleton crews to handle a flood of jobless claims while expanding workers’ access to benefits.

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Gold has shaken off losses in today’s session following a major increase in jobless claims. Claims rose 70,000 in the week ended March 14 to 281,000, the highest level since 2017. The last time claims were this high was a result of Hurricane Harvey which damaged infrastructure and resulted in widespread disruption of business activity. The coronavirus pandemic is behind theGold has shaken off losses in today’s session following a major increase in jobless claims. Claims rose 70,000 in the week ended March 14 to 281,000, the highest level since 2017. The last time claims were this high was a result of Hurricane Harvey which damaged infrastructure and resulted in widespread disruption of business activity. The coronavirus pandemic is behind the sudden surge in claims, which was forecast at just 220,000.

Gold Fights Losses Following 70,000 Surge in Jobless Claims, 1 Million Layoffs Expected By End of March

Without any federal assistance, Iowa has $1.26 billion in its unemployment insurance trust fund, enough to pay out claims for year.Without any federal assistance, Iowa has $1.26 billion in its unemployment insurance trust fund, enough to pay out claims for year.

Analysis: Iowa capable of handling 18 months of unemployment claims

“New @USDOL numbers this morning show increase of 70,000 in initial claims for unemployment insurance last week, hitting total of 281,000, highest since 299K in Sep 2017. Says "clearly attributable" to Coronavirus-relateld layoffs.”

Mark Knoller on Twitter: "New @USDOL numbers this morning show increase of 70,000 in initial claims for unemployment insurance last week, hitting total of 281,000, highest since 299K in Sep 2017. Says "clearly attributable" to Coronavirus-relateld layoffs."

“Unemployment insurance claims have increased by one-third. Ensuring that those who are losing paychecks due to our national commitment to limiting the spread of the #coronavirus can get the assistance they need will be critical to meeting this challenge. https://t.co/KUy6NGmj3K”

Steny Hoyer on Twitter: "Unemployment insurance claims have increased by one-third. Ensuring that those who are losing paychecks due to our national commitment to limiting the spread of the #coronavirus can get the assistance they need will be critical to meeting this challenge. https://t.co/KUy6NGmj3K"

“STORY: Skyrocketing RI Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus Are Unprecedented In Recent History https://t.co/n44pu1OqeA”

Ian Donnis on Twitter: "STORY: Skyrocketing RI Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus Are Unprecedented In Recent History https://t.co/n44pu1OqeA"

“More than 29,400 new unemployment claims were made in Wisconsin so far this week as coronavirus spreads https://t.co/3lfAlzYQdF via @SarahHauer”

Molly Beck on Twitter: "More than 29,400 new unemployment claims were made in Wisconsin so far this week as coronavirus spreads https://t.co/3lfAlzYQdF via @SarahHauer"

In Ohio, more than 48,000 people applied for jobless benefits during the first two days of this week. The tally during the same period the prior week: just 1,825. In neighboring Pennsylvania, about 70,000 people sought unemployment aid in a single day — six times the total for the entire previous week. Jobless claims are […]In Ohio, more than 48,000 people applied for jobless benefits during the first two days of this week. The tally during the same period the prior week: just 1,825. In neighboring Pennsylvania, about…

Applications for jobless benefits surge in some states as coronavirus concerns shake U.S. economy | KTLA

In Ohio, more than 48,000 people applied for jobless benefits during the first two days of this week. The tally during the same period the prior week: just 1,825. In neighboring Pennsylvania, about…

Applications for jobless benefits surge in some states as coronavirus concerns shake U.S. economy | KTLA

The U.S. and global economies have come to a shuddering stop, unleashing a wave of layoffs that is much larger and moving much faster than job losses in previous downturns.The U.S. and global economies have come to a shuddering stop, unleashing a wave of layoffs that is much larger and moving much faster than job losses in previous downturns.

Number of people seeking unemployment increases by 70K in less than a week

In Colorado, nearly 11,000 unemployment claims were filed Monday and Tuesday, compared to only 400 claims filed the previous Monday.

Coronavirus drives up unemployment claims - POLITICO

The coronavirus pandemic is threatening to plunge the nation into a recession, and signs are emerging significant numbers of Americans are alre... The coronavirus pandemic is threatening to plunge the nation into a recession, and signs are emerging significant numbers of Americans are alre...

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

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits surged last week by 70,000, indicating that the impact of the coronavirus was starting to be felt in rising layoffs in the job market. The Labor Department reported Thursday that applications for benefits, a good proxy for layoffs, rose by 70,000 to a seasonally adjusted […]The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits surged last week by 70,000, indicating that the impact of the coronavirus was starting to be felt in rising layoffs in the job ma…

Applications for unemployment benefits surge by 70,000 as coronavirus impacts labor market | KTLA

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits surged last week by 70,000, indicating that the impact of the coronavirus was starting to be felt in rising layoffs in the job ma…

Applications for unemployment benefits surge by 70,000 as coronavirus impacts labor market | KTLA

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"Totally broken," tweeted one person about their area's unemployment website. Trump administration officials have warned unemployment could reach 20 percent due to the pandemic."Totally broken," tweeted one person about their area's unemployment website. Trump administration officials have warned unemployment could reach 20 percent due to the pandemic.

State unemployment websites crash as applications surge due to coronavirus

The worst is still yet to come.The worst is still yet to come.

U.S. jobless filings jump to 2-year high ahead of coronavirus impact - Axios