More than 3 million Americans file unemployment claims

The top three states with unemployment claims are Pennsylvania with 379,000, Ohio with 188,000, and California with 187,000.
1:14 | 03/27/20

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Last week's stunning unemployment claims from. More than three million Americans shows just how severe the impact of the pandemic he is on the economy and American workers but it's different states at different levels so let's take a look. By the numbers the top five states with claims this week Pennsylvania with some 379000. Ohio with nearly 188000. In California. But about 187000. Claims followed by Texas and New Jersey. Pennsylvania's claims represented five point 8% of the civilian labor force in the entire state after all it was one of the first to close all nonessential businesses. Tiny Rhode Island has been hit hard as well experiencing 64 claims per 1000 workers that's the highest concentration in the country. And that it was close behind with sixty unemployment claims per 1000 workers as its tourist focus casino industry. Has been shuttered and the job losses have hit some states with the same impact. As a hurricane the state of Louisiana had more than 72000. Claims last week it hasn't seen such high unemployment numbers since 2005 when Katrina. Devastated the state and unfortunately. The unemployment storm may just be getting started across the country would claims expected to rise. In the coming weeks.

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