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