Over 33M Americans out of work amid coronavirus pandemic

One in five Americans have filed for first-time unemployment benefits as a result of the unprecedented damage on the U.S. economy.
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We begin with Eva pilgrim at a food bank in New York who is tracking the latest on that economic devastation. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. People are hurting. The latest job numbers are expected out this morning and they are not expected to look good. They're likely going to show what many American families are already feeling. This morning, this is the scene playing out all across America. Over 33 million Americans now out of work. Economists now bracing for great depression level unemployment numbers due out this morning. This after more than 3 million in just one week in those new numbers revealed Thursday. A snapshot of the unprecedented damage the outbreak has inflicted on the economy and America since this pandemic started. This morning, the food lines growing. 9 million children under the age of 12 suffering from food insecurity and hunger. In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Thursday, a food bank setting up shop handing out 32 tons of food to thousands of cars. Enough for 50,000 meals. It's overwhelming. Our agencies, we serve 500 agencies around the state and they are seeing people showing up they've never seen before. Reporter: At this Brooklyn food pantry organizers seeing people facing painful dilemmas. Your choice is do I pay my rent? Do I pay my bills? Do I feed my children? Reporter: In Florida Christina Keegan, her husband and adult son all lost their they've all filed for unemployment but no one in her house has yet to see any benefit. We're not wanting all this money to sit home and do nothing. We just have bills to pay and we want to keep above water, but until we go back to work. Reporter: And as for those stimulus checks that are supposed to help make ends meet up to 10 million people could still be waiting on that money. Amy. All right, Eva pilgrim, thanks for that.

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