Record Unemployment Claims
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:
THE QUICK FACTS
- Last week, the Labor Department reported that a record 3.28 million Americans filed unemployment claims.
- For comparison, during the Great Recession peak in March 2009, 665,000 Americans filed in a single week.
- Nationwide, non-essential businesses have been forced to shut down to stem the tide of COVID-19 transmission, leading to significant lay-offs in some cases.
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