BREAKING: 3.16 Million Jobless Claims Filed Last Week

on June 3, 2011 in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Stephen Greene works a street corner hoping to land a job as a laborer or carpenter on June 3, 2011 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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May 7, 2020 8:35 a.m.
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The Department of Labor reported on Thursday morning that 3,169,000 unemployment claimed were filed in the week ending on May 2 amid COVID-19.

Over 33 million claims have been submitted over the past seven weeks as many businesses deemed non-essential by state and local leaders remain closed.

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