A QUARTER of Michigan’s workers are now jobless as grim map shows the states that have been hardest hit amid the coronavirus pandemic with more than 16.8 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
By Paul Martin

More than one million Michigan residents have applied for unemployment benefits, according to the state Michigan’s increase in claims for unemployment benefits makes it the third highest state in the country behind California and Pennsylvania
The outbreak has thrown at least 16.8 million Americans out of work since mid-March as tough measures to control the virus grounded the country
California leads the country with the highest number of new unemployment claims with more than two million people filing in just three weeks
Pennsylvania has seen more than one million new claims

By EMILY CRANE
DAILYMAIL.COM
14 April 2020

A quarter of Michigan’s workers are now jobless with more than one million residents applying for unemployment benefits amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Michigan’s increase in claims for unemployment benefits makes it the third highest state in the country behind California and Pennsylvania.

The outbreak has now thrown at least 16.8 million Americans out of work since mid-March as tough measures to control the coronavirus abruptly grounds the country to a halt.

Officials in Michigan say that more than one million people – or a quarter of the state’s workforce – have so far filed for unemployment benefits.

The latest Labor Department figures, which account for the three weeks from March 15 to April 4, show that just over 817,000 Michigan workers have applied for benefits.

New figures will be released on Thursday that account for last week’s claims, which could push the figure in line with the million claims the state is reporting.

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