Kentucky Unemployment Numbers Climbing

Nearly 400,000 Kentucky residents have filed for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks as the coronavirus caused another round of massive layoffs in the state’s battered economy.A total of 115,763 Kentuckians filed unemployment claims last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. That was down slightly from the prior week.But in the past month, about 20% of the Bluegrass State’s workforce has filed for unemployment.Nationwide, roughly 22 million have sought jobless benefits in the past month – easily the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record.

Source: MG News

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