Unemployment claims rise to all-time high of 3.28 MILLION

BREAKING NEWS: US unemployment claims rise to all-time high of 3.28 million after three MILLION new requests are filed in just one week thanks to coronavirus The Department of Labor revealed Thursday that claims had increased by 3million It is quadruple the previous record of 695,000 in October 1982  The majority of claims were from service industries, specifically food and accommodation  Congress signed a stimulus plan on Thursday that gives higher unemployment benefits then before They are also giving almost everyone who makes less than $95,000 a check for $1,200 to help them through the crisis   Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 12:41 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 13:02 GMT, 26 March 2020



US unemployment claims have surged to 3.28million - four times the previous record - as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Three million people have filed claims in the last week, according to a release from the Department of Labor on Thursday morning. 

The report says service industries - specifically food and accommodation - are the hardest hit but that claims are also coming from the healthcare industry and from people who work in manufacturing, entertainment and arts. 

'During the week ending March 21, the increase in initial claims are due to the impacts of the

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