An additional 2.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing the U.S. jobless claims total to more than 38 million over the last nine weeks.
38.6 million, or 23.7% of the total U.S. workforce has filed since lock downs began in mid-March. Georgia has the most unemployment claims with 38.5% of state residents filing.
Unemployment claims are at a historic high. Years prior, the U.S. Department of Labor showed unemployment numbers weekly were at around 200,000. The four week average is now over 3 million claims.