Stephen Jay Gould

Business • Economy
3.2 million more filed for unemployment in the US last week

With 3.2 million more people filing for unemployment in the US last week, the total number of claims as a result of the coronavirus crisis has risen to 33.5 million since March. These numbers do not include people who aren't legible for unemployment benefits and Elise Gould, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, believes the real unemployment rate to be higher than what is reported.