Unemployment in America

Unemployment in America

Nicholas Siegfried, staff

Around 800,000 Americans have filed for unemployment benefits within the last two weeks

 

The amount of Americans filing for first-time unemployment has dropped recently but is still high among the pandemic. As it still continues to cause a large number of layoffs. The data released by the Labor Department shows that 779,000 American workers have filed for first-time jobless claims in the week ended Jan. 30. Although the numbers are well below the peak in March when the stay at home orders was put out. Close to 7 million was reached during that time and almost 70 million Americans or 40% of the workforce have filed for unemployment during the pandemic.